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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)
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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)
- Patterns allow the identification and description of relationships. including cause and effect
- Stability is the result of competing, but balanced forces
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Forces & simple machines | Overview: Keywords
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Forces & simple machines | Overview: Articles
Forces & simple machines | Overview: eBooks
Forces and Motion: Essential Physical Science by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013
This book explores forces, from simple pushes and pulls to the force of gravity that keeps our feet on the ground.
Curated by Jonanne Tian, Ella Zou, Jessica Clark and Sara Savahl
Physics: Investigate the Forces of Nature by
Publication Date: 2014
Have you ever noticed that the physical world works in certain ways? Skateboarders use force and motion to perform tricks. If you jump up as high as you can, you'll quickly fall back to the ground. Baseball players use gravity to bring the ball back down when they throw it. When you flip a switch, electricity powers your toaster. Rock bands use electricity to put on a show. The fascinating science of physics helps you understand why forces, motion, gravity, electricity, light, and sound work in predictable ways. Combining inquiry-based activities with physics topics, Physics: Investigate the Forces of Nature features graphic novel illustrations, fascinating sidebars, youtube links, and a glossary of important vocabulary to illuminate the complex world of physics and bring it to life. Projects include designing a skateboard park that maps the forces at work on the skateboarder and the skateboard, and creating a stage design for a rock band that places electric current where it is needed. Additional materials include a timeline, a list of current reference works, and Internet resources. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Forces & simple machines | Overview: Online resources
Forces & simple machines | Overview: Content and skills
- Content: What students need to know and understand
- Skills: What skills students need to demonstrate
- A force is a push or a pull
- An unbalanced force causes change
- Forces can be contact or non-contact
- Magnetic fields can apply a force from a distance
- Electrostatic forces are non contact forces
- Friction slows down moving objects
- Simple machines decreases the amount of effort needed to do work
- A pulley changes the size or direction of a force
- There are different types of machines
- Forces are involved in sport
- Earths gravity pulls objects to the centre of the Earth
- Gravity keeps planets in orbit around the Earth
- The Earth, Sun and Moon interact with each other
- The Moon reflects the Sun's light
- Seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth
Forces & simple machines | Overview: Curriculum alignment
This Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Victorian curriculum outcomes. Click on the links to explore more.