Force and Motion
Age 11-13: Concept 2 - Semester 2: Unit 1

Why do things move in certain ways? And how can you make them move faster or slower? These are questions that engineers wonder about when they design cars and spaceships and roller coasters. The key to understanding them lies in three laws of motion discovered over 300 years ago.

In this unit, you will learn about different types of forces and how they cause objects to move in certain ways. You'll also learn about how different machines make use of forces and motion to help people get work done.

Other Items You May Need

The Age 11-13 semester 2 science units require materials from the Semester 2 Science Kit.
$110.00 #817 Age 11-13 - Semester 2 - Science Kit


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 7th or 8th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Familiar with the five-paragraph essay

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Force and Motion (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Exploring Newton's Three Laws (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Graphing Velocity and Acceleration
  • Lesson 4: Measuring Velocity and Acceleration (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Inertia
  • Lesson 6: Work (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Newton's Acceleration Ramp
  • Final Project: Newton's Laws (2 Days)

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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