NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
Crosscutting Concept: Patterns
Observed patterns of forms and events guide organization and classification, and they prompt questions about relationships and the factors that influence them.
COMMON CORE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Literacy in Science
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7: Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph or table).
Text Types and Purposes
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.1.B: Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.2.D: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Comprehension and Collaboration
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6,7,8.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6,7,8.3: Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
NEW YORK INTERMEDIATE SCIENCE STANDARDS
Standard 4: The Physical Setting
5.1b: The motion of an object can be described by its position, direction of motion, and speed.
Shorten class discussion time after the “Four Corners” activity by telling students that the path is that of a ball rolling down an inclined plane. Have two students (one to film and one to be the performer) recreate the performance in front of the class. Examine the results as a class.
Break students into small groups and have them recreate the performance guesses and analyze the results in these groups. Then come together for full class discussion.