1. This program will begin with a review of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America as well as the STEM concepts of force, motion, and energy.
2. Students will analyze a primary source image to provide background knowledge/review these STEM concepts.
3. We will then discover these STEM concepts by learning about Powhatan, English, and African weaponry (bow and arrows, matchlock muskets).
4. We will conduct a scientific investigation based on weaponry.
5. We will compare the STEM concepts of the past to today and discover the importance for the future.
6. Will will end with a question and answer session.
1. Students will identify elements of force, motion, and energy using a primary source image.
2. Students will analyze science concepts such as motion, force, balanced/unbalanced forces, work, simple machines, energy, friction, and gravity using the example of a bow and arrow (Powhatan and African) and an English matchlock musket.
3. Students will plan and conduct a scientific investigation comparing the Powhatan bow and arrow with the English matchlock musket.
4. Students will determine the importance of identifying and exploring these science concepts using examples from the past and present.
ESS3C 3-5 -- Human impacts on Earth systems
PS2A 3-5 -- Forces and motion
PS3A 3-5 -- Definitions of energy
PS3B 3-5 -- Conservation of energy and energy transfer
Virginia Studies: VS1, VS4
Science: 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6