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Force and Motion
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Force and Motion

Force and motion are fundamental to all matter in the universe and are integral parts of our daily lives. A force is anything that can push or pull an object. Forces influence objects that are at rest or that are already in motion. Isaac Newton's three laws of motion describe how forces interact with objects to influence motion. These laws involve inertia, mass, velocity, and momentum. Key forces include gravity, friction, and magnetism. A force is required to do work, and generating a force requires energy. Energy can be stored as potential energy, or it can have kinetic energy—the energy of motion. Energy can also be converted and exchanged through energy transfer.

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Science Videos

Slow-Motion Popcorn (no audio)

Career Files

Aeronautical Engineer; Professional Athlete; Reduced-Gravity Aircraft Pilot

Quick Reads

Motion in Sports
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Motion in Sports
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Motion in Sports
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Graphic Organizers

Cause and Effect Chain

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Science Diagrams

Force x Distance = Work
Magnets Attract and Repel
Mass, Distance, and Gravity

Game Packs

Complete Force and Motion Game Pack
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Vocabulary Cards

Vocabulary Cards

Force and Motion

Word Work

Word Search; Fill in the Blank; Unscramble

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