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Friction
Learn about friction here. There are several slides that describe frictional force, how to reduce it, and how it relates to air resistance. Try the game and take the quiz, too.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/friction/read/ ...

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Forces and Movement
Learn about forces and movement with this fun, interactive drag race game.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/forces_movement.shtml

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Sir Isaac Newton
This biography of Isaac Newton briefly covers his life and work. At the bottom of the page are links to printable puzzles and worksheets on Newton.
http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdnewt.htm

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Newton's Cannon on a Mountain
Vary the firing speed of the cannon that sits on top of an imaginary mountain and produce different paths and orbits.
http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/NewtMtn ...

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Friction
Find out how friction affects the distance an object will travel on a surface.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/friction/play/

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Stuck on the Tracks
Help digger and his friends make it through a wild roller coaster ride!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/7_9entry/7.shtml

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Pushes and Pulls
This interactive game lets you give a toy horse a soft push or a hard push. How far does it go? Now try a pull!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/pushes_pulls.shtml

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Force and Motion Facts
Read about types of forces and the laws of motion.
http://idahoptv.org/sciencetrek/topics/force_and_motion/facts.cfm

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About Forces
This page explains forces and provides examples of different types of forces. Be sure to follow the "more" link at the bottom of the page!
http://www.zephyrus.co.uk/forces1.html

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Inventor's Toolbox
Find out how simple machines work and learn about some of the improvements made to them over time. Then test your self with an online quiz and see how well you know machines.
http://power.networksolutions.com/index.html

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Make a Hoopster
Do you like to make things fly? Try making this unconventional airplane called a hoopster. You will be surprised at how well it flies!
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/hoopster.html

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Roto-Copter
Leonardo da Vinci inspired the first successful helicopter designs through his drawing of a spinning blade -- created nearly five hundred years before! Make your own from a piece of paper.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/roto-copter.html

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Force and Motion: Newton's Third Law
This 8 page interactive, multimedia website with audio narration provides a conceptual and real-world understanding of Newton’s Third Law of Motion, addressing common misconceptions associated with this law. Hyperlink construction, audio podcast, illustrated text, photographs, and simulations are used to cover the content. This site will give students a combined visual approach, via the accompanying simulations, and an auditory approach by the embedded sound narration.
http://learningcenter.nsta.org/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/7/SCB-FM.4.1

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Force and Motion: Position and Motion
This 9 webpage provides an understanding of how changes in position and motion can affect the way objects move, focusing on constant motion (where the direction and speed remain the same) and acceleration (a change in motion due to a change in an object’s direction or speed). When students complete the study of material on this site they will have an understanding of how scientists specify the position of objects, how scientists describe the motion of objects, and how scientists describe the change in motion of objects.
http://learningcenter.nsta.org/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/7/SCB-FM.1.1

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ReviseWise Science: Magnets and springs
Interactive site teaches students about magnetic forces.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/magnets/play/

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ReviseWise Science--Activity-Physical Processes: Forces in action
Interactive site teaches about balanced and unbalanced forces.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/forces/read/1/

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The Science of Hurricanes
Introduce your students to the the science of hurricanes in an effort to highlight how forces change the speed and direction of motion.
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/hurricanes-1-the-science-of-hurricanes/

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Forces
Build a simulated luge track and make predictions about the impact of surface type, wind resistance, size of slope and shape of luge on their track.
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/forces.cfm

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Motion, Forces, Energy and Electricity
In this activity, students work in groups to build catapults out of everyday objects and then demonstrate their understanding of motion and forces by using the catapults to launch objects.
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/motion-forces- ...

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Rescue Mission Game
In this lesson, students play a game to learn about the four forces of flight: lift, drag, thrust, and gravity.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=1181

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ReviseWise Science--Activity-Physical Processes: Forces - Gravity/Friction
Lesson plans and activities to learn about forces (gravity/friction)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/forces/play/

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Gravity Launch
This lesson focuses on gravitational forces.
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/gravity-launch/

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Rules of Forces and Motion
Lesson plan--Students experiment with force, mass, and friction
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/rules-of-force ...

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Four Forces on an Airplane
Thrust, lift, drag, and weight are the four forces acting on an airplane. Each force is described and explained. The last paragraph has a link to a short movie explaining how the four forces affect the flight of an aircraft. Lesson links at the bottom of the page are for K-6, 6-8, and 9-12 grade levels.
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/forces.html

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Balloon Racers
Balloon racers are built by students following several guidelines. Race day track information, award categories, and a link to helpful hints are provided.
http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/louviere/Newton/balloonracers.html

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Force and Motion Lessons and Worksheets
Gravity, forces, motion, friction, and simple machines lessons and worksheets are available along with scoring guides.
http://www.cape.k12.mo.us/blanchard/hicks/news pages/scienceforce.htm#Force ...

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The Magic School Bus Plays Ball
Hands-on activity to help children learn about friction.
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/magic-school-bus-plays-ball

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Force and Motion
Hands-on learning activity on force and motion. Students will determine how the strength of a force affects an object.
http://www2.mcrel.org/compendium/activityDetail.asp?activityID=119

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Raceway to Science
Using a toy car, a pencil, and a ruler students discover the relationship between force and motion. What makes this activity special is the starting line template that helps to standardize the force applied to the car.
http://www.cape.k12.mo.us/blanchard/hicks/news pages/Force pdf files/Racewa ...

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Friction
How do ball bearing work to reduce friction? This simple demonstration will show how.
http://www.thinkingfountain.org/f/friction/friction.html

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Eureka! Episode 1 Inertia
The 4:50 minute video clip on this webpage is cartoon animation that describes the concept of inertia. The video presents the inertia information with bright colors and animated action. The animation is conceptually clear, well designed and developmentally appropriate for young children. Teachers can insert this video clip into their classroom presentations to help make the teaching about inertia to young students visible and concrete.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6snX4M2_8U

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Tower of Coins
Try this simple stacking experiment. The right amount of force is what you need to keep a stack of nickels from toppling over.
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/towerofcoins.html

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Lesson Plan: Newton's Third Law of Motion
Stations (Soda Pop Can Hero Engine, Three foot skateboard, Truck and Marbles, and Demo Spring Scales) teach students about action and reaction forces.
http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph9608.html

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Investigation 1 - Push and Pull
Students understand the effect of the forces of push and pull on motion.
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=9693

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Magnetic Forces
This activity lets you see how magnets can exert forces on one another over large distances.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/origins/cern/ideas/forces.html

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Push or Pull
This activity uses the "Nebraska Quarter Reverse" to help students understand that a force can move an object. Using the actual Nebraska quarter is suggested, but not required.
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/teachers/lessonPlans/pdf/211.pdf

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Lesson Plan: Newton's Laws of Motion
Activities to demonstrate the relationship between mass, acceleration, and force
http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph8907.html

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Condiment Diver
How do those Cartesian divers work? Click here to find out. Make your own diver with a condiment packet, plastic bottle and water.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/condiment-diver

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What Are Forces? Pushing and pulling are forces. Go to these web pages to learn more about forces. Try some of the ideas yourself.

 

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