ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (5) 7 :
7 ) Design and conduct a test to modify the speed of a falling object due to gravity (e.g., constructing a parachute to keep an attached object from breaking).*

Subject: Science (5)
Title: Good Thinking! _ Falling 101
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ssecgoodthinking5/good-thinking-_-falling-101/
Description:

Falling 101 investigates why and how things fall, and explores common student misconceptions about gravity, inertia, and air resistance.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (5) 7 :
7 ) Design and conduct a test to modify the speed of a falling object due to gravity (e.g., constructing a parachute to keep an attached object from breaking).*

Subject: Science (5)
Title: Mindy's Moonball | Ready Jet Go!
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mindys-moonball-game/ready-jet-go/
Description:

Children will learn about physical science and motion and stability with gravity in this game from Ready, Jet, Go. Play basketball with Mindy on Earth and across planets with this game from Ready, Jet, Go. Players must tweak each level's obstacles so that the ball can be guided into the hoop, all while experimenting with force and gravity levels from planet to planet.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (5) 7 :
7 ) Design and conduct a test to modify the speed of a falling object due to gravity (e.g., constructing a parachute to keep an attached object from breaking).*

Subject: Science (5)
Title: Forces of Gravity and Air Resistance
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/midlit11.sci.splgrav/forces-of-gravity-and-air-resistance/
Description:

In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos about gravity and investigate the motion of falling objects on Earth and on the Moon. They examine how the force of gravity acts on falling objects and how air resistance counteracts gravity. This resource is part of the Inspiring Middle School Literacy Collection. This lesson is a great resource to use to give students background information on gravity and forces before they conduct a test of a falling object. 

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   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (3) 2 :
2 ) Investigate, measure, and communicate in a graphical format how an observed pattern of motion (e.g., a child swinging in a swing, a ball rolling back and forth in a bowl, two children teetering on a see-saw, a model vehicle rolling down a ramp of varying heights, a pendulum swinging) can be used to predict the future motion of an object.

[SC2015] (5) 6 :
6 ) Construct an explanation from evidence to illustrate that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed downward towards the center of Earth.

[SC2015] (5) 7 :
7 ) Design and conduct a test to modify the speed of a falling object due to gravity (e.g., constructing a parachute to keep an attached object from breaking).*

Subject: Science (3 - 5)
Title: Exploring Pendulums
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/exploring-pendulums/
Description:

This lesson helps students understand concepts related to how gravitational forces act on objects by exploring the motion of pendulums. The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the relationship between gravitational forces and the mass of objects, the changes in speed and direction of objects, and the distance between objects.



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