Students revisit the writing they did at the beginning of the lesson to add in more details and demonstrate all that they have learned about motion.
1.8 — Motion: Home Run!
The Playground Physics app is not used in this lesson.
Expected Activity Time
- Total Activity Time: 45 minutes
- Introduction: 10 minutes
- Investigation: 20 minutes
- Discussion: 15 minutes
Materials and Prep
- Worksheet: Motion: Playing Catch Part I (Pass out students’ completed worksheets from the first lesson.)
- Worksheet: Motion: Home Run
Introduction (10 minutes)
- Remind students that as a class you have been investigating the question “How can I describe the motion of the ball when I play catch with a friend?”
- Pass back to students’ the worksheets that you collected from them during the first lesson, Motion: Playing Catch – Part I.
- Have students read what they wrote for the definitions of the vocabulary words and the explanation of playing catch on their worksheet at the beginning of the lesson.
Investigation (20 minutes)
- Pass out the worksheet Motion: Home Run
- Allow students time to reflect on what they have learned and complete the worksheet.
Discussion (15 minutes)
- Allow students to share how their ideas about the movement of the ball have changed since they first wrote their narratives.
- Encourage students to share their reflections about the process of doing science. What do they feel they have learned about practicing science from this investigation and through the use of the Playground Physics app?
- As a class, revisit the “Parking Lot” of questions. Any questions remaining in the “Parking Lot” that have been answered can be removed. Any new questions that students have can be added to the “Parking Lot.” Provide post-in notes and allow students to add any questions they have.
- If students want to explore their remaining questions or new questions in more detail, Lesson 0.4 – Getting Started: Science Investigation can be used to help structure these investigations.
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