Explore FORCE and MOTION with this unique and complete lesson plan! You will get CONTENT, SLIDES, PROJECTS, ACTIVITIES, GUIDED NOTES, FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS, and more. Take advantage of the graphic novel craze and teach science with comics!
- Do you need a fun way to engage your students in learning about force?
- Do you need supplementals to reinforce the concepts of balanced and unbalanced forces?
- Are you looking for force worksheets that are unique and effective?
Your students will learn about…
- The basics of force.
- Define force and site examples
- Differentiate between balanced and unbalanced forces
- Examine different types of forces
- Explain and calculate net force.
- Participate in “Force Games” requiring them to create a game using forces
- Create their own types of forces comic to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts.
Comics have the versatility to span a range of grade levels.
As a middle school science teacher, I created this lesson plan around the NGSS.MS.PS2-2.
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The NGSS 3-PS2-1 states students do not need to know the quantitative aspect of combining forces.
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This comic guides students through combining forces, including a page of practice problems to solidify their understanding. These practice problems are delivered in a comic-style format (of course) making them fun and engaging.
Use this comic as a study guide or supplemental material.
Print it as a classroom wall poster.
Comics are also a great addition to interactive notebooks.
This Force and Motion Lesson Plan download includes:
- Lesson Plan Template– Stretch this lesson plan over the course of a week (or more) with this detailed lesson plan.
- Google Slideshow– A fully animated slide deck delivering the information from the comic piece by piece.
- Fully Colored Content– Perfect for projecting on the front board or printing as a poster.
- Black and White Content– Easily printable, fun to color
- Guided Notes– Fill in the blank! Use as guided reading or guided note-taking tool
- Doodle Notes– Many words remain, but images are missing. Students draw them in. Great for interactive notebooks.
- Hands-on Force Games Activity– Students research and create their own “Minute-to-Win-it” games with the constraint that the game must incorporate forces.
- Force Games Poster Rubric– One aspect of the activity requires students to create a poster explaining their game and the forces involved. This rubric will help you grade it with ease!
- Follow-up Questions– Following the hands-on activity, students can complete the follow-up questions to tie the fun back to the content.
- Create Your Own Comic Project– A completely blank comic template. Students can draw vertical lines where they see fit.
- Practice Problems– Practice calculating net force
- Rubrics for “Create Your Own” Comic Template- TWO rubrics differentiated for learning levels. Assess your readers’ understanding!
- Answer Keys for Doodle Notes Notes and Practice Problems
- Teacher Tips– Tips and instruction ideas for you!
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