About This Chapter
3rd Grade Science: Force & Motion - Chapter Summary
Assist your 3rd grader with getting a stronger grasp on these force and motion topics by opening up this chapter. Each lesson walks your student through the scientific explanations concerning force and motion. Our instructors make sure to include the most pertinent vocabulary words, diagrams, and scientific laws. The lessons can be viewed in any order, or individually, if students only need to review a few topics. Students can always go back to lessons if they forget key details, and as a way to prepare for upcoming tests.
- Motion and force
- Kinds of force
- Newton's three laws of motion
- Interactions of forces
- Motion types
- The direction and position of objects
- Definition of simple machines
- Simple machine types
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with science will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about force and motion.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding how the different kinds of forces work
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about Newton's discoveries about motion
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about force and motion
- Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra science resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the force and motion topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the forces of motion affecting simple machines.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands how forces interact with one another by completing the 3rd Grade Science: Force & Motion chapter exam.
1. Force & Motion Lesson for Kids
Do you like sports? Did you know that playing sports is all about forces and motion? In this lesson, you will find out what motion is, what force is, and how they relate to each other.
2. Types of Force Lesson for Kids
What happens when you push your friend on the playground? How about if your team pulls the hardest in tug of war? The reason your friend falls or your team wins is because you applied force. This lesson will teach you all about the different types of force.
3. Newton's Three Laws of Motion Lesson for Kids
Why do cars bounce backward when they crash into each other? Why does a skateboard move forward when you kick off the ground backward? In this lesson, we'll talk about how Newton's laws of motion explain how things move around us.
4. Interaction of Forces: Lesson for Kids
Everything you do is caused by a force. In this lesson you will learn more about how different forces interact and how they affect you even though you might not even know they are there.
5. Types of Motion: Lesson for Kids
Think about all of the different ways that objects move. Sometimes, they move in a circle, while other times, they might move in a straight line. Come and learn about the types of motion in this lesson.
6. Position & Direction of Objects: Lesson for Kids
Have you ever tried moving something heavy? Was it easier to pull it across the floor in a wagon, or push it with just your hands? In this lesson, we will learn about how force and motion can change the position of objects.
7. Simple Machines for Kids: Definition & Examples
Simple machines have been used by humans for thousands of years. Come and learn about what simple machines are, how they help us, and some real-life examples of simple machines.
8. Types of Simple Machines: Lesson for Kids
Simple machines make our lives easier by helping us with our workload in a variety of different ways. This lesson describes and give examples of the six types of simple machines.
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