Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down. 5-PS2-1
Clarification Statement: “Down” is a local description of the direction that points toward the center of the spherical Earth.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include mathematical representation of gravitational force.
Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Engaging in argument from evidence in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to critiquing the scientific explanations or solutions proposed by peers by citing relevant evidence about the natural and designed world(s).
Support an argument with evidence, data, or a model. (5-PS2-1)
Types of Interactions
The gravitational force of Earth acting on an object near Earth’s surface pulls that object toward the planet’s center. (5-PS2-1)
Cause and Effect
Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change. (5-PS2-1)
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This is a set of questions – both multiple choice and short constructed response – that are designed to assess the performance expectation: 5-PS2-1. Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed ...
This short YouTube video from the Crash Course Kids provides students background information on gravity, demonstrating how when we talk about gravity pulling things down, we really mean that gravity is pulling things toward the Earth. It provide ...
This article features a 5E lesson using the children's book "Gravity" by Jason Chin. It uses Page Keeley's formative assessment probe, "Tower Drop" and several videos in addition to the book. Students ...
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Big and Small Magnets
This folder contains lesson plans for elementary classes to complete a STEM project over the period of one week. It also contains resources for the STEM week. Rubrics for each grade level are included. Google Slides that explain the week to teachers ...