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Forces and Motion: Accelerate Your Mass of Students!

from Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Let our Science Instructors help you convert your classroom into a high-action lab ruled by the Laws of Motion! Forces and motion are sometimes difficult concepts to describe, but easily observed and understood in real-life situations.
As you and your students work through hands-on experiments and observations, we will explore gravity, Newton's Three Laws of Motion, friction, acceleration, velocity and how virtual field trips can be physically fun!

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About This Program


By Request: $180.00

There is a $10 fee included in the price above to ship our kit of materials to your school. This kit can be reused up to 3 times if you are booking multiple programs; we can stock this kit with additional supplies if you are planning more than 3 programs with us (which would be great!).

Discounts available for 5 or more programs booked at the same time,


1 hour, grades 1-5

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

We suggest no more than 30 students to optimize interactivity.

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

NOTE: A necessary kit of materials will be sent to your school for use during this program. Please allow at least a full week in advance when booking with us to ensure the kit arrives on time.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least seven days before the scheduled appointment. Failure to cancel in advance will result in being charged the price of the program. There is no charge if your program is cancelled due to weather or unforeseen technical problems.

About This Provider

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
United States

Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

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Program Details


1. Students identify key vocabulary words and definitions (force, motion, acceleration, mass).
2. An experiment is introduced in the CMNH studio involving potential mess and chaos.
3. Students and teacher together carry out several experiments using their rolling chair and CMNH kit materials to illustrate the Laws of Motion.
4. Vocabulary words are reviewed and matched to the activities carried out in your classroom.
5. The potentially messy experiment is carried out in the CMNH studio, and students are asked to explain why it works (or doesn't) using the Laws of Motion.


Students will:
-Define different forces such as gravity and describe how they affect our daily lives.
-Explore the concept of inertia through the scientific process of hypothesis, experiment, observation, and analysis of results.
-Develop the concept of acceleration through scientific experimentation.
-Investigate the process of action-reaction through observation and analysis.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Please see Ohio Content Standards below.

State Standards

Physical Science

Grade 1: Motion and Materials
-Objects can be moved in a variety of ways, such as straight, zigzag, circular and back and forth.
Grade 2: Changes in Motion
-Forces change the motion of an object.
Grade 5: Light, Sound, and Motion
-The amount of change in movement of an object is based on the mass* of the object and the amount of force exerted.