Grade 3 Forces/Science
The materials you will find on this site include full science units for grade 3, including lesson plans, worksheets, quizzes, tests and other assessments. Ontario curriculum 2007. Units include: Growth and Changes in Plants, Strong and Stable Structures, Forces Causing Movement, and Soils in the Environment.
This unit will cover forces, specifically looking at contact and non-contact forces. Students will discover how forces are all around us and the importance of them in our world. The main topics for students to understand is what is a force, where can we find forces, what is a magnet, do magnets attract everything, are magnets all around us, and the importance of magnetism in our society. There are two goals for this unit based from the grade 3 science curriculum. The first goal is to have students properly identify the two different forces (contact and non-contact). The second goal of this unit is to have students apply what they have learned by creating a magnetic cardboard sled that can move successfully up and down a ramp.
This Science unit addresses the concept of forces. It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration. The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class. An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.
A Science unit plan on Grade 3 forces with lessons and worksheets.