Force & Friction

by  Long Island Science Center

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Students will gain an enduring understanding of the concepts
of force, motion, and friction through a series of hands-on activities and demonstrations. They
will participate in hypothesis formulation, data collecting and problem solving
while utilizing concepts of push/pull, momentum, conservation, and transference
of energy. Each child will create a humming toy project to take home that illustrates these
ideas. This program can be delivered in both English and Spanish.

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About This Program


By Request: $225.00

This program fee includes a mailed experiment kit. Please allow 2 weeks for the kit to arrive.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
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Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

Education Department

Program Details


1. The program starts with a discussion of who Sir Isaac Newton was and his first law of motion.
2. The educator educator will engage in a discussion of how we can see the laws of motion and introduce the vocabulary works through examples and questions and answers.
3. The students will conduct a series of experiments to test the concepts introduced.
4. The students make make a humming toy project that will demonstrate potential and kinetic energy.
5. If time allows, we take questions.


- explore Newton's first law of motion
- develop an understanding of how forces and friction affect the motion of objects
- understand what might increase or decrease friction

Standards Alignment

National Standards

PS2A 3-5 -- Forces and motion
PS2A 6-8 -- Forces and motion
PS2A K-2 -- Forces and motion
PS2B 3-5 -- Types of interactions
PS2B 6-8 -- Types of interactions
PS2B K-2 -- Types of interactions
PS3A 3-5 -- Definitions of energy
PS3A 6-8 -- Definitions of energy
PS3B 3-5 -- Conservation of energy and energy transfer
PS3B 6-8 -- Conservation of energy and energy transfer
PS3C 3-5 -- Relationship between energy and forces
PS3C 6-8 -- Relationship between energy and forces
PS3C K-2 -- Relationship between energy and forces

State Standards

New York State NGSS Learning Standards: P-PS2-1; K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2; 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2; 4-PS3-1, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-3; 5-PS2-1; MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-1