# Big Idea 12: Motion of Objects

A. Motion is a key characteristic of all matter that can be observed, described, and measured.

B. The motion of objects can be changed by forces.

General Information
Number: SC.1.P.12
Title: Motion of Objects
Type: Big Idea
Subject: Science
Grade: 1
Body of Knowledge: Physical Science

## Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks.

## Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

## Independent

SC.1.P.12.In.1
Demonstrate and identify that objects can move in different ways, such as up and down, in a straight line, and back and forth.

## Supported

SC.1.P.12.Su.1
Demonstrate that objects can move in different ways, such as up and down.

## Participatory

SC.1.P.12.Pa.1
Track objects moving up and down.

## Related Resources

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## Lesson Plans

Pinata! Pinata!:

This is a Science lesson based on force and movement. As a plus the students will also be learning a little bit about the Hispanic culture and use of piñatas. Students will practice their math skills by reading a data table and adding tens and ones.

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Type: Lesson Plan

Making Objects Move Science NetLinks:

In this lesson, students identify ways to make objects move while recording their techniques. Students then engineer a track that will place an object as close to an exact location as possible. Students will test and revise their tracks.

Type: Lesson Plan

Let's Use Force:

The students will be able to explain how a push or pull affects how an object moves, the difference of a push and pull, and the way to change how something is moving is to give it a push or a pull.

Type: Lesson Plan

Look Out Below!:

In this lesson students explore the force of gravity by testing gravity's pull with parachutes. The students will investigate the idea of gravity pulling objects to the ground unless something holds it up.

Type: Lesson Plan

It's Time for the Fair!:

This lesson integrates science and reading. This lesson is about demonstrating how objects move and describing how they move (fast or slow, straight line, round and round).

Type: Lesson Plan

Push and Pull Magnet Art – an Engineering Design Challenge:

This Engineering Design Challenge is intended to help first grade students apply the concepts of the various ways objects can move, and that the way to change the motion of an object is to apply a push or a pull. It is not intended as an initial introduction to this benchmark.

Type: Lesson Plan

## Original Student Tutorials

Recording with Pictures and Writing on a Science Investigation:

Help Tallula record observations of moving objects at her local playground in this interactive science tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Circus of Movement:

Looks at the different ways things can move in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Teaching Ideas

Friction Lesson Plan:

Teacher-created resource on friction for 1st graders.

Type: Teaching Idea

How and Where Things Move:

Students explore a variety of objects to discover the many ways the objects move-up and down, straight line, in circles, back and forth. They will discover that a force (push or pull) makes it move.

Type: Teaching Idea

Investigating Motion With Marbles:

In this guided inquiry activity, students will use 2 marbles of different size and a box to investigate what makes the marbles move and what will cause the marbles to change speed and direction.

Type: Teaching Idea

## Unit/Lesson Sequences

How do Objects Move | Engineering Design Challenge:

In this unit, students explore and explain the many different ways that an object moves and how its properties affect its movements. In one lesson ("In What Ways"), students predict and test their predictions on how different objects will move when gently pushed on their desks. In "Do All Tops Spin Alike?," students use different materials to construct their own tops and test its movements. "Making Objects Move" introduces the concept of acceleration and allows students to use different sizes and types of balls and other materials to build tracks that will be used to stop the ball at a certain location. "Playground Equipment" gives an engineering experience by engaging students in a competition with a given scenario and asking them to design, test, and re-design (if necessary) a functioning piece of new playground equipment (the terms "force," "motion," "gravity," and "simple machine" are introduced).

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

What Makes Objects Move?:

In this unit, students use different objects and observations to explore what factors influence an objects' motion.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

## Student Resources

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## Original Student Tutorials

Recording with Pictures and Writing on a Science Investigation:

Help Tallula record observations of moving objects at her local playground in this interactive science tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Circus of Movement:

Looks at the different ways things can move in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Parent Resources

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