# Resource Detail: Journal Article

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 Type of Resource: Journal Article Average Rating: based on 4 reviews Publication Title: Science and Children Publication Date: 7/1/2006 Location: Date: Pages: Grade Level: Elementary School

## Description

Sliding common objects, such as blocks, boxes, balls, empty containers, and even play foods down a ramp is a fun way for kids to start exploring some physical science concepts related to the position, force and motion of objects and to develop their abilities of technological design. Included in this article is a corresponding activity.

## Discussions

Force and Motion with Kindergarten
Posted in Elementary Science by Adah Stock on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:36 AM

While scrolling through my library resources I found this NSTA Article. I hope it helps. Adah
Force and Motion with Kindergarten
Posted in Elementary Science by Carolyn Mohr on Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:00 PM

I didn't find anything on push and pull, but I did find a couple of K-2 articles in [i]Science and Children[/i] on motio...

 Science Discipline: (mouse over for full classification) Acceleration Gravity Momentum Speed Weight Intended User Role: Elementary-Level Educator Educational Issues: Achievement, Assessment of students, Classroom management, Curriculum, Informal education, Instructional materials, Student populations: Early childhood, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies

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National Standards Correlation

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• Physical Science
• Motion and Forces
• Objects change their motion only when a net force is applied. Laws of motion are used to calculate precisely the effects of forces on the motion of objects. (9-12)
• Whenever one object exerts force on another, a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction is exerted on the first object. (9-12)
• Gravitation is a universal force that each mass exerts on any other mass. (9-12)
• The strength of the gravitational attractive force between two masses is proportional to the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. (9-12)
• Teaching Standards
• Teachers provide students with the time, space, and resources needed to learn science.
• Structure the time available so that students are able to engage in extended investigations.
• Create a setting for student work that is flexible and supportive of science inquiry.
• Ensure a safe working environment.
• Make the available science tools, materials, media, and technological resources accessible to students.

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User Reviews

 Rocking and Rolling!! Kathy Renfrew (Barnet, VT) on January 4, 2011 Science rocks along and is accessible to young children when you begin with easily available everyday objects. Children can begin to learn about force & motion in a developmentally appropriate way by rolling and moving items like balls, boxes, marbles, and trucks. This article gets right to the essence of how easy teaching science to young hcildren can be. Conceptual understanding will certainly occur in this lesson. Students have the opportunity to participate in an appropriate, exciting science investigation . They predict, record, test their ideas, record and discuss their results. The article also includes an example of a simple assessment that allows you to determine student achievement.

 Ramps and Movement Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO) on July 31, 2013 This interesting article describes several ways that students can explore how things roll down a ramp. It also has an activity that has great result, but takes a lot of time to prepare for.

 Why Do We Use Wheels Adah (San Antonio, TX) on June 2, 2011 This article provides teachers in grades PreK to 2 the steps in performing a simple experience that explains how wheels make work easier. Along with this there is a blog article about kids and computers as well as some related books that can be read to students about this topic.

 Rolling Along Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO) on October 21, 2013 This article explains how to do activities with sliders and rollers using a ramp. It also talks about how some things can be made to move by simply blowing on them, but bigger things need a push or a pull. The lesson plan included with this article requires a lot of heavy equipment including sand and boards, but it is an effective way to show students how wheels make a task easier.