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Ward's® Experiencing Forces Lab Activity

What Is Making the Block Stop Moving?

In this set of activities, students will be observing and exploring various kinds of forces at 7 different lab stations. As students reach each station, they will be asked to perform certain tasks and to indentify the agent, "receiver", and types of forces present, and to describe the effect of each force. The students' understanding of these activities will allow them to have a more in depth understanding of the various types of forces, how they act on different objects, and the effects that they can have. Students utilize the framework principle of Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions (PS2) in order to complete this activity.

This kit has been aligned with all published National Standards. Pre- and Post-laboratory assessments and vocabulary words all target specific Science and Engineering Practices and common core standards. The teacher guide also contains specific "Did You Know" concepts that link the real world with the scientific standards explored. As student copy master is also included. This lab activity can be performed repeatedly with the materials provided in this kit. Time requirements: This activity can be completed in two or three 45-minute class periods.

Ordering information: Kit includes 1 Pail, 1 Empty jar, 1 Empty jar (clear), 1 Box of paper clips, 1 Magnet, 2 Plastic cups, 1 Wool cloth, 1 Muslin cloth, 10 Rubber bands (#10), 5 Rubber bands (#16), 70 Washers, 1 Plastic tube with cap, 1 Plastic vial, 1 Nylon line; 12", 3 Paper clips, 1 Length of string; 6', 10 Plastic straws, 1 Ruler, 1 Board, and Teacher's Guide and Student Guide. Materials not included are Water, paper, scissors, and 2 Hard cover books.



Item # Description No. of Lab Groups Unit Availability Price Quantity
470190-684 Experiencing Forces Lab Activity
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