Learning about force and motion can be really fun in your homeschool Take an opportunity to make science fun, with these free resources for learning about forces and motion.
If your child is inquisitive and has lots of questions, then you can’t go wrong with lessons on force and motion. They can find out so many cool and interesting things.
For instance, your kids can learn that they can sit as still as possible, yet they will always be moving. They are moving because the universe is always moving.
Even though it looks as if things like your bed, the couch or house is standing still or at rest… they aren’t. Everything in the world is always in constant motion.
This is because matter (anything that has mass and takes up space = matter) in the universe is filled with atoms that always vibrate with energy.
Your kids are little active things, but I bet they will never stop to wonder why that is even possible. How is that they can kick a ball and it fly up in the air — then come back down.
Sir Isaac Newton sought to answer these very questions and came up with the laws of force and motion.
Find out more about Sir Isaac Newton with the FREE resources below:
Motion is the changing of any position and location. It isn’t just a moving car, running, or jumping. The thing about motion is that it requires a force to cause its change.
Force is just a fancy word for a pull and push. Any pull or any push is a force. There are two types of natural forces and six types of contact forces.
The two natural forces are gravity and magnetic forces. The six contact forces are the normal force, applied force, frictional force, tension force, spring force, and resisting force.
When kids learn about forces and motion, it wouldn’t be the same as only studying what they are and reading about examples. Literary components alone when studying force and motion are only the beginning of the journey.
Add videos, experiments, activities, and printables to get the full experience and understanding of force and motion in your homeschool.
These resources can help you teach forces and motion:
5 STEM Lesson Plans to Teach Forces of Motion | Science Buddies
Teaching Ideas for Force & Motion and Patterns in Motion | What I Have Learned
Explore these FREE laws of motion experiments and activities:
19 Fun Ideas & Resources for Force and Motion | Teach Junkie
10 Awesome Force and Motion Activities and Extra Resources | The Discovery Apple
24 Elementary Force and Motion Experiments & Activities | Teach Junkie
Force and Motion Engaging and Fun Activities for Kids | The Barefoot Teacher
Videos for kids to study force and motion:
Force and Motion – Science Video for Kids | Turtlediary
Force and Motion (Video) | Elesapiens
FORCE and MOTION – Cool Science Experiments for KIDS | Gideon’s World
Grab these FREE resources for learning about forces and motion:
Newton’s Laws, Forces in Motion, Simple Machines FREE Unit Homework | Science from Murf LLC
FREE Learn About Force | Education.com
How does it move? A sight word mini-book – FREE | Little Lifelong Learners
Force and Motion Experiment with FREE Printable | TeachJunkie
Push and Pull – Direction of Motion FREE (Kindergarten) | HelpTeaching
Inclined Planes Simple Machines FREE Lesson | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
STEM Force and Motion FREEBIE | First Grade Blue Skies
30 FREE Card Force & Motion Bingo | My FREE Bingo Cards
Force and Motion FREEBIE: Race Car Theme | ideas by jivey
Forces and Motion Would you Rather Questions FREE | Llama with Class
FREE Force & Motion Vocabulary Flashcards | Classroom Compulsion
Forces of Motion FREE Worksheet | Have Fun Teaching
FREE “Once Upon a STEM” Story, Journal, and Challenge! | Education to the Core
FREE Pushing and Pulls: Forces and Motion Worksheet Bundle (PDF) | Help Teaching
Force of Motion FREE Chart and Download | Mrs Jones Creation Station
Fabulous Force and Motion FREE Download | 3 Teacher Chicks
Motion & Force FREE Printables, Worksheets, Lesson Plans, and more | Teacher Planet
Force and Motion Activity FREE Games and Worksheets | Ecosystem for Kids
FREE Force and Motion Little Readers | Liz’s Early Learning Spot
May the Force Be With You! and a FREEBIE! | Wild About Teaching
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