Forces of Nature
Age 8-10: Concept 2 - Force and Power: Unit 3

In this introduction to physics, explore force and motion. Perform experiments that demonstrate the laws of motion. Illustrate each of the different forms of energy. Understand the force of gravity. Explore the forces involved in natural events such as earthquakes and volcanoes. Create a slideshow or poster presentation to explain the various forces of nature.

This unit can be used independently but is designed to be taught in conjunction with the literature unit for The BFG by Roald Dahl.


  • Able to read and comprehend chapter books at a 4th or 5th grade reading level
  • Able to write an organized paragraph
  • Usually used by children in fourth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Physics and Force (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Friction (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Laws of Motion (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Gravity
  • Lesson 5: Projectiles
  • Lesson 6: Energy (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Pressure and Force Change the Environment (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Poster or Presentation

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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