They all now know that NOTHING will move without a force! They are always asking "What kind of force makes us move? What kind of force makes this or that move?" So we investigated! We came to the conclusion that every force is one of two things! Pushing or pulling! We made all kinds of things move, including our bodies! We use our muscles to push our bodies and make them move! We push a toy car. We push and pull scissors to make them cut paper! We push and pull our pencils to write! I loved seeing them making connections with these two forces to real experiences! To reinforce our learning, we did one of my favorite things and used art! They made three dimensional sculptures using the two forces of pushing and pulling!
The first step was to make a plan. Next, they used their plans and the two kinds of force to create their sculptures.
|Pushing and pulling to create a sculpture.|
|The sculptures with their plans.|
|More sculptures with plans.|