Things Move
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Things Move

The world around us is in motion, full of living and nonliving things that move in ways that can be predicted and described. Pushing, pulling, friction, and gravity are forces that affect objects at rest and in motion. This unit explains these forces, and it describes the movement of objects, including how forces can move things, stop them, and change their speed and direction. Knowing how and why things move allows us to work, play, get around, and complete everyday tasks.

Supporting Materials

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Additional Reading

Comprehension Support


Science Videos

Pipe Dream by Animusic
Slow-Motion Popcorn (no audio)
What Is Friction?

Career Files

Aerospace Engineer; Lock and Dam Operator; Roller Coaster Engineer

Concept Books

All Things Move Concept Books

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Vocabulary Cards

Word Work

Word Search; Fill in the Blank; Word Sort

Book Assembly

Single-Sided Concept

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Double-Sided Concept

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