Why is it Moving? Force and Motion for Kindergarten

Melanie Ann Kirschner, First Grade, Albemarle Road Elementary

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


Kindergarten students love to make things move, whether it is toy cars or kicking balls while playing soccer.  This curriculum unit explores the topics of force and motion while bringing it down to a Kindergartner’s understanding.  Students will study force and motion by completing labs with different sized outdoor balls and carts with different weights.  The students will not be given much information about how to complete the labs, but will be given a chance to figure out on their own how they want to answer certain questions that I will be asking throughout the experiments.  Throughout the unit, the students will be recording all their thoughts and findings in a science journal.