FORCE & MOTION

Learn all about the Force & Motion with these experiment and activity video lessons provided by the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention. 

Experiment & Activity Videos

Marshmallow Defenders

6+

Propulsion & Locomotion

Educational Standards:

C-Palms

Investigate the effect of applying various pushes and pulls on different objects.

 

NGSS

For any pair of interacting objects, the force of the first object exerted on the second object is equal to the strength of the second object that exerts on the first but in the opposite direction.

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Vertical Jump & Who’s Hot

6+

Simple Mechanics

Educational Standards:

C-Palms

Explore the law of gravity by demonstrating that gravity is a force that can be overcome.

 

NGSS

Each force acts on one particular object and has both a strength and a direction.

The Jump Test

6+

Propulsion & Locomotion

Educational Standards:

C-Palms

Explore the law of gravity by demonstrating that gravity is a force that can be overcome. 

NGSS

Objects in contact exert forces upon each other.

Skating Jumps

6+

Propulsion & Locomotion

Educational Standards:

C-Palms 

Identify some basic forms of energy such as light, heat, sound, electrical, and mechanical.

NGSS

Pushes and pulls can have different strengths and directions.

Newton’s 1st Law of Motion

6+

Propulsion & Locomotion

Educational Standards:

C-Palms

Identify familiar forces that cause objects to move, such as pushes and pulls, including gravity acting on falling objects.

NGSS

Cause-and-effect relationships are routinely identified.

Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion

6+

Propulsion & Locomotion

Educational Standards:

C-Palms

Investigate the effect of applying various pushes and pull on different objects.

 

NGSS

Defining Engineering Problems.

Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion

6+

Propulsion & Locomotion

Educational Standards:

C-Palms

Recognize that objects are pulled toward the ground unless something holds them up.

 

NGSS

For any pair of interacting objects, the force of the first object exerted on the second object is equal to the strength of the second object that exerts on the first but in the opposite direction.

Build a Lego House 

5+

Structural Design

Educational Standards:

C-Palms

Evaluate different file types for different purposes.

 

NGSS

Optimize design solution.

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