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Testing Forces Activities for 5th Grade Science

The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of testing forces. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.

The Testing Forces 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Testing Forces Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.

The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.

After completing the Testing Forces 5E Lesson, students will be able to design a simple experimental investigation that tests the effect of force on an object.

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Essential Questions and Standards

Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the testing forces unit. This topic is only one of many 5th grade science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.

Essential Questions
  • What are the elements of a controlled experiment?
  • What makes an experiment reliable?
  • What is needed to design an experiment that tests the effect of force on an object?
  • 5.6 D - Design a simple experimental investigation that tests the effect of force on an object

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