# Balance_Motion_notebook

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```					Balance and Motion

Scientist ________________

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Big Idea:

Our physical world is governed by the properties and interaction of
objects and how force affects motion.

What Do You Know About Balance?
(pre-assessment)

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Lesson One: Balancing Crayfish                  Date: __________
New Vocabulary
Focus Question:
How can we use the clothespins to make the      ____________________

crayfish balance in more than one way?
____________________

Prediction:
I think that if we

we will be able to balance the crayfish in more than one way.
I think there are           ways to balance a crayfish.

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Balancing a Crayfish in New Ways

New Vocabulary

___________________

What did you do to get the crayfish to balance in new ways?
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New Vocabulary
Balancing other Shapes                           ____________________

____________________

How were you able to balance the arch and the triangle?

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Lesson One: Claims and Evidence
I claim that we can balance different objects in many ways. I
know this because

I claim that adding                                can help us
balance an object. I know this because

I claim that an object is stable when it

I know this because

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Lesson Two: Balancing Pencils                             Date: ________

Focus Question:
How can we use clothespins and aluminum wire to balance a real pencil on
its point?

Prediction:
I think that if we

the pencil will balance on its point on a craft stick. I think this
because

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Balancing a Pencil on its Point

How were you able to make the pencil balance on its point?

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Lesson Two: Claims and Evidence
I claim that to balance a pencil or other object on one point,
the balance point. I know this because

Reflection and Conclusion:

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Lesson Three: Tops                                        Date: ________
New Vocabulary
Focus Question:
How can we use the straw and disks to make a top?   ____________________

____________________
Prediction:
I think that we can make a top that spins if we…

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New Vocabulary
Making a Top that Spins
____________________

____________________

____________________

How were you able to make a top that spins?

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What is the Best Design for a Top?

How does a tops design change the way it spins?

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Lesson Three: Claims and Evidence
I claim that a top needs                              to start
spinning. I know this because

I claim that a top made with                      plastic disks
normally spins better than a top made with
plastic disks. I know this because

I claim that                     spinning tops are more stable
than                        spinning tops. I know this because

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Lesson Three: Reflection and Conclusion

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Lesson Four: Zoomers                                 Date: ________
New Vocabulary
Focus Question:
____________________
How can we make a zoomer that spins?

Prediction:
I think that if we

the zoomer will spin. I think this because

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Making a Zoomer that Spins

How were you able to make your zoomer spin?

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Different Zoomer Designs?

How does a zoomer’s design change the way it spins?

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Lesson Four: Claims and Evidence
I claim that zoomers are put into motion by

I know this because

I claim that zoomers can spin fast or slow by

I know this because

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Lesson Four: Reflection and Conclusion

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Lesson Five: Twirlers                                  Date: ________

Focus Question:
How can we make straws spin when they are dropped?

Prediction:
I think that if we

the straw will spin. I think this because

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New Vocabulary
Making a Straw that Spins                               twirler

How were you able to make your twirler spin when dropped?

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Different Twirler Designs?

How does a twirler’s design change the way it spins?

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Lesson Five: Claims and Evidence
I claim that air is the force that starts twirlers spinning.
I know this because

I claim that tops, zoomers, and twirlers are similar.
I know this because

I claim that tops, zoomers, and twirlers are different.
I know this because

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Lesson Five: Reflection and Conclusion

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Lesson 6: Wheel and Axles                         Date: ________

Focus Question:
How can we make a roller that_____________________________?

Prediction:
I think that if we

the roller will
I think this because

New Vocabulary

____________

____________

____________

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Making a Roller that _________________________

How were you able to make your roller complete a certain task?

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Different Roller Designs?

How does a roller’s design change the way it rolls?

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Lesson Six: Claims and Evidence
I claim that an axle helps wheels roll down a slope.
I know this because

I claim that a system with one small wheel and one large wheel
attached to an axle will

I know this because

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Lesson Six: Reflection and Conclusion

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Lesson 7: Rolling Cups                              Date: ________

Focus Question:
How can we make a cup roll straight?

Prediction:
I think that if we

The cups will roll straight. I think this because

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Making Cups Roll Straight

How were you able to make your cups roll straight?

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Adding Pennies (Weight) to our Cups?

How does adding weight to your design effect the way the cups roll?

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Lesson Seven: Claims and Evidence
I claim that a cup rolls in the direction of the
end. I know this because

I claim that cups roll straight when

I know this because

I claim that a penny taped to
will make the cups roll
I know this because

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Lesson Seven: Reflection and Conclusion

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Lesson 8: Spheres and Runways                       Date: ________

Focus Question:
How can we make roller coasters that ______________________?

Prediction:
I think that if we

The sphere will
I think this because

New Vocabulary

____________

____________

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Making a Roller Coaster that _____________________

What are the most important parts of your design?

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Our Class Roller Coaster?

How can you make the sphere roll through all the obstacles?

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Lesson Eight: Claims and Evidence
I claim that wheels, cups, and spheres roll differently. I know
this because

I claim that a                        rolls in all directions and
a slope. I know this because

I claim that to make a sphere roll all the way down a runway, the
runway must start                       and end                 .
I know this because

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Lesson Eight: Reflection and Conclusion

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