This 3-week project-based learning (science-focused) research-based unit is the perfect way to teach reading, writing, research skills, and the scientific method in one engaging, real-world unit. Your students will use key standards, such as research, reading comprehension, and inquiry in a real-life scenario. The best part about PBL is that student choice and differentiation are built in!
Driving Question: How can I design an experiment for my class to model the cause and effect relationship between two objects with an electric or magnetic interaction?
NGSS Standards Covered:
- NGSS.3-PS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
- NGSS.3-PS2-2: Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
- NGSS.3-PS2-3: Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
Students are challenged to design an experiment using the scientific method to model the cause and effect relationship between two objects with an electric or magnetic interaction, focusing specifically on magnet investigations and static electricity investigations.
Banish those boring worksheets and get your students excited about real life learning! This 3-week project covers the following skills:
- Reading Comprehension
- Opinion Writing
- Design & Creativity
- Critical Thinking
- Data Displays
Included in this Resource:
- Lesson Outline
- Sample Pacing
- Teacher Guide with Lesson Plans
- Scaffolded Research Notes
- Graphing Instruction & Overview
- Rubric & Sample Answers
Plus, a BONUS digital version is included as well!