5.2: : Physical Science
5.2.2: : Motion
126.96.36.199: : An object's motion is affected by forces and can be described by the object's speed and the direction it is moving.
188.8.131.52.1: : Give examples of simple machines and demonstrate how they change the input and output of forces and motion.
Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
Lift food using ants with the help of a slanted stick. The steepness of the stick, the number of ants, and the size of the item being lifted can be varied. Observe the effect of friction on sliding objects. 5 Minute Preview
184.108.40.206.3: : Demonstrate that a greater force on an object can produce a greater change in motion.
Force and Fan Carts
Explore the laws of motion using a simple fan cart. Use the buttons to select the speed of the fan and the surface, and press Play to begin. You can drag up to three objects onto the fan cart. The speed of the cart is displayed with a speedometer and recorded in a table and a graph. 5 Minute Preview
5.3: : Earth and Space Science
5.3.4: : Human Interaction with Earth Systems
220.127.116.11: : In order to maintain and improve their existence, humans interact with and influence Earth systems.
18.104.22.168.1: : Identify renewable and non-renewable energy and material resources that are found in Minnesota and describe how they are used.
Where does energy come from? How does energy get from one place to another? Find out how electrical current is generated and how living things get energy to move and grow. Trace the path of energy and see how energy is converted from one form to another. 5 Minute Preview
5.4: : Life Science
5.4.4: : Human Interactions with Living Systems
22.214.171.124: : Humans change environments in ways that can be either beneficial or harmful to themselves and other organisms.
126.96.36.199.1: : Give examples of beneficial and harmful human interaction with natural systems.
Measure the temperature and oxygen content of a pond over the course of a day. Then go fishing to see what types of fish live in the pond. Many different ponds can be investigated to determine the influence of time, temperature, and farms on oxygen levels. 5 Minute Preview
Get to know the four main types of pollution present in the environment, and then look at a variety of real-world examples as you try to guess what type of pollution is represented by each situation. All of the real-world situations can be viewed every day in different parts of the world. 5 Minute Preview
Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020
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