Force and Motion Lesson Plan



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.



The NGSS 3-PS2-1 states students do not need to know the quantitative aspect of combining forces.

 Check out the GRADE 3 VERSION HERE!

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:

  1. Lesson Plan Template– Stretch this lesson plan over the course of a week (or more) with this detailed lesson plan.
  2. Google Slideshow– A fully animated slide deck delivering the information from the comic piece by piece.
  3. Fully Colored Content– Perfect for projecting on the front board or printing as a poster.
  4. Black and White Content– Easily printable, fun to color
  5. Guided Notes– Fill in the blank! Use as guided reading or guided note-taking tool
  6. Doodle Notes– Many words remain, but images are missing. Students draw them in. Great for interactive notebooks.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. Follow-up Questions– Following the hands-on activity, students can complete the follow-up questions to tie the fun back to the content.
  10. Create Your Own Comic Project– A completely blank comic template. Students can draw vertical lines where they see fit.
  11. Practice Problems– Practice calculating net force
  12. Rubrics for “Create Your Own” Comic Template- TWO rubrics differentiated for learning levels. Assess your readers’ understanding!
  13. Answer Keys for Doodle Notes Notes and Practice Problems
  14. Teacher Tips– Tips and instruction ideas for you!


Forces and Newton’s Laws Bundle Available HERE!

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Check out our blog for a more detailed explanation of the Force Games. CLICK HERE

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