Field trip self-guide for grades 5-6. Includes teacher background information, suggested classroom activities, chaperone page, duplication masters for student use at the museum, connections to Minnesota Academic Standards for Science.
Identify the force that starts something moving or changes its speed or direction of motion. For example: Friction slows down a moving skateboard.
Demonstrate that a greater force on an object can produce a greater change in motion.
Identify the forces acting on an object and describe how the sum of the forces affects the motion of the object. For example: Forces acting on a book on a table or a car on the road.
Recognize that some forces between objects act when the objects are in direct contact and others, such as magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces can act from a distance.
Identify and collect relevant evidence, make systematic observations and accurate measurements, and identify variables in a scientific investigation.