Science 101: Are there different types of force and motion?


This is a short but really interesting article about how to teach the concepts of force and motion to elementary school students. It explains the many ways that force and motion occur in everyday life (such as playing catch on the playground, or rubbing your sneakers along the pavement). These are events students experience all the time. The author stresses the importance of providing students with the skills to predict, describe, and apply their knowledge to the naturally occurring phenomena around them. The article is written for teachers who are looking for ways to easily explain the phenomena of force and motion to their students and want them to explore these concepts. It definitely widened my perspective and made me realize that I can teach science using everyday occurrences!


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