Document Type

Instructional Material

Publication Date

6-2017

Abstract

This unit is designed for a middle school physics unit on forces and motion. The curriculum primarily focuses on the following topics: simple machines, balanced and unbalanced forces, Newton's three laws, potential and kinetic energy, and calculating speed. In this unit students will follow a project based approach by creating a Rube Goldberg machine for a client at the start of the unit. Throughout the unit, students will use the machine to apply their learning about each topic and document their findings on a summative infographic report. At the end of the unit, students will share both their machine and report with their clients.

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