1. Topic-
Force and Motion: Friction
Push and Pulls
2. Content-
Magnets, pole, push, pull, friction, motion, position, speed, force
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. The students will have a better understanding of vocabulary
2. The students will have a better understanding of friction and what materials cause more or less friction
3. The students will have a better understanding that force is all around us
4. Objectives-
1. Physical Science: Change in Motion. Motion can increase, change direction or stop depending on the force applied.
2. RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details
3. RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade two topic or subject area
5. Materials and Aids-
Push and Pull books, Smartboard, 4 ramps, matchbox cars, bubble wrap, sandpaper, wax paper, 4 measuring tapes, vocabulary game cards, student science folders, Friction lab worksheet, pencils
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. pass out students science folders and a vocabulary game piece to students
2. Have the students look at their cards and getup and match their card to their partner. Go around the room and review all of the vocabulary words. Play again if time allows
3. Review the word friction...play the website game about friction.

B. Development-

1. Pass out the students Friction Lab worksheet and remind them that they made a prediction yesterday about friction...ask if anyone who change their prediction now after playing the website game?
2. Explain the friction lab to the students and break them into teams or 5 to a group
3. assign them to a ramp and have them start the lab...after a few minutes have them move ramps

C. Practice-

1. I will move around the room...helping the students stay on task.
2. I will be discussing what the students are finding during this Friction Lab

D. Independent Practice-

I will measure the students progress by observing them during the lab and by the results they share at the end

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

I will but the students with challenges with stronger students who show good leadership

F. Checking for understanding-

Exit question at the end of the lesson...now that we have learned about friction and have done experiments with friction tell me if I were to roll a marble across the floor which service will the marble roll farther on? Carpet or tile and why?


G. Closure-

1. Review the students findings from the Friction Lab
2. If time after the exit question: call two people ad have them roll two marbles...one o tile and one on carpet to show the students the correct answer. If you don't have time for that do that as an opening for next weeks lesson.
7. Evaluation-
Exit question will show me if the students understand the force of friction and can explain it

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)