1. The program begins with a a discussion of what physics is.
2. The educator will engage the students on a discussion on energy and will demonstrate with several toys to illustrate the concept
3. The students will experiment themselves with the materials provided in the kit.
4. The educator will lead the students how to make their wrestling toy.
5. If time allow, we will take questions.
The student will:
- demonstrate an understanding of Newton’s First Law (an object at rest stays at rest until you apply a force) by causing toys to move.
- demonstrate an understanding of the source of energy (electrical, chemical, physical) by choosing which type of energy causes a specific toy to move. Example: The toy car uses a battery for its energy source; the school bus uses gasoline; a soccer ball must be kicked.
- demonstrate an understanding between potential and kinetic energy by playing with such toys as a top and a slinky.
- demonstrate an understanding of how energy is transferred from one object to another.
PS2A 3-5 -- Forces and motion
PS2A K-2 -- Forces and motion
PS3A 3-5 -- Definitions of energy
PS3B 3-5 -- Conservation of energy and energy transfer
PS3C 3-5 -- Relationship between energy and forces
PS3C K-2 -- Relationship between energy and forces
New York State
NGSS Learning Standards