During the first nine weeks of school, we will be examining forces of motion that are attributed to gravity, the pushing and pulling of an object and the different ways in which it can move. We will be working on answering the Unit Essential Question: "How do objects move and how can we change the way they move?"
At the end of this unit, your child should be able to demonstrate that when dropped, objects fall to the ground. They will be able to observe and describe the various ways objects move and record the effect that a push or pull has on an object. They will be able to observe and explain that motion can be altered by various methods.
This unit will cover the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards listed below:
SC.1.P.12.1: Demonstrate and describe the various ways that objects can move, such as in a straight line, zigzag, back-and-forth, round-and-round, fast, and slow.
SC.1.P.13.1: Demonstrate that the way to change the motion of an object is by applying a push or a pull.
SC.1.E.5.2: Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that Earth's gravity pulls any object on or near Earth toward it even though nothing is touching the object.