Forces and Motion Lapbook Cover
Sprite's verbal narration of the cover of her Motion and Forces lapbook is as follows:
The girl is running. That’s motion. And she’s pulling the kite. That’s a force.
The wind is pushing the kite; that’s also a force.
Gravity is pulling the girl and the dog down. She’s staying on earth and not floating or drifting away.
The kite is being pulled by the wind. Gravity is pulling it down, but it’s a 比赛 （literally: competition）between these two forces.
The girl is running. Her shoes have friction with the ground. That’s good because without friction, she would not be able to stop.
She’s working by pulling the kite. Running is also work. Every motion is work – even your heartbeat is work. She uses her forces over a distance, and that means she’s doing work.
The dog is still. He is at rest.
The long kite is heavier, so the girl is using more force to hold it. The small kite is lighter, so it takes less force to hold it.
(This verbal narration served as th wrap up of our unit study of Forces and Motion March 2008. She chose an image to demonstrate all we had studied. Then she told me how the image fit the topic.)
First unit (about four weeks) of Noeo Science Physics 1 -- Forces and motion. We supplemented with Zike's Great Science Adventures the World of Tools and Technology.