Lesson by: Maggie
Estimated lesson duration: 30 - 35 min
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What you’ll do
You will explore Newton's 1st law of motion with some simple games. Discover the effort behind forces that move objects. Effort means the amount of energy it takes to move something. You will find out how much energy it takes it to move items during your game.
Questions you'll answer
Can objects move on their own if they don’t have wheels?
How much effort do we need to move things?
What to prep
Recycling objects: Some larger, empty items like cereal boxes or liter soda bottles!
Round objects: Like a Balloon, Tennis ball, Bouncy ball, Basketball, Balled up socks, Marbles, Round fruit.
Light and heavy household objects: Like pillows, blankets, or a stack of books.
Internet access: You’ll need the internet to browse the activity.
Charged your device: You will be guiding your learner using your phone so you’ll need enought battery for 30-40 min.
Meet your teacher
Maggie Stein is an educator and learner, currently working as a Pre-K teacher in Casablanca, Morocco at an international school. Born and raised in New York City, she grew up in parks and museums, out and about exploring the city. Maggie attended Gettysburg College for her undergraduate degree where, surrounded by American History, she studied Education and Folklore Literature. After four years, she missed New York City and returned home to attend Bank Street College of Education where she earned her Master’s in Museum and Childhood Education. Maggie leads her own classroom and Museum tours with the same values in which she was raised – to ask questions, to create, and to find out more.
Pushing and Pulling
Will you push or pull to move around?
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