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Lesson Plan

Forces: focus on gravity

Learn about the force of gravity and make a catapault
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Motion and Forces, Newton’s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)
Physics: Simple and complex Machines (5)
Curriculum connection (2005 science topic): 
Physical Science: Force and Motion (grade 1)
Activities in this lesson plan: 

Review forces discussed previously.

Build a catapault

Book on gravity
Gravity is a really important force. We don’t notice it because we are used to it.
Read book on gravity:

Show Newton’s Cradle
I am going to leave this toy in the classroom for you to play with.
I will put a log book for you to write in. If you notice or learn something about forces while you are playing with it, write it down in the log book.

Grades tested: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Anke Barabulea
Site tested: 
General Gordon Elementary