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How does the force on and object change the motion of the object? What are the relationships between force, mass, and motion?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 3
Intermediate - Science - Grade 6 - Unit 3
Unit 3: Forces and Motions
Forces and Motion are fundamental to all matter on the universe. A force is anything that can push or pull and object. Forces influence objects that are at rest or that are already in motion. The Force and Motion unit acquaints students with Isaac Newton's three laws of motion, which describe how forces interact with objects to influence motion. These laws include inertia, velocity, momentum. Students will learn about several key forces, including gravity, friction, and magnetism. A force is requires to do work, and generating a force requires energy. Energy can be stored at potential energy, or can have kinetic energy - the energy of motion. Energy can also be converted and exchanged through energy transfer.
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This unit is designed to introduce students to the concepts of force and motion with an emphasis on Newton’s Laws of Motion. This unit provides a good opportunity to introduce controlled experimentation, as well as the concept of measurement errors and how to address them in data interpretation. Newton’s Laws of Motion explain movement, direction, speed, and forces that can and do influence objects in nature and in the laboratory. Using models and investigations, the laws of motion can be demonstrated. Students can then explain and predict actions and reactions. This unit introduces the concepts of force, work, power, and efficiency and how they are interrelated. Students will be able to identify forces. They will describe the relationship between kinetic and potential energy. Further, the idea of work and its relationship to power and efficiency will be introduced with regard to simple machines.

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06-PS2-1: Apply Newton's Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects. 

06-PS2-2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object. 

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I can describe Newton's Laws of Motion and how they relate to force. 

I can descibe how the force on a object changes the motion of the object.

I can describe the relationships between forces, mass, and motion? 

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force, velocity, momentium, movement, inertia, friction, unbalanced forces, balances forces 

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Certain reading resources are available at three reading levels within the unit to support differentiation instruction. Other resources are provide as a set, with different titles offered at each reading level.

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