May the Force Be with You

This May the Force Be with You unit also includes:

You won't have to force your classes to complete these engaging activities! Through exploration, young scientists learn that force has both magnitude and direction. They draw force diagrams, investigate force models, and complete a design challenge. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate informal warm-up assessments to monitor understanding throughout the unit
  • Set up a tournament challenge for the egg cars
Classroom Considerations

  • Lab investigations require specific materials and time for set up and exploration
Pros

  • Emphasizes new vocabulary with direct instruction
  • Highlights common misconceptions to look for or discuss with your classes
Cons

  • References a specific textbook throughout the unit of study; must be adapted to fit different resources