Unit of Instruction

Does It Move?

Elementary School
Targeted Grade Level
PreK - 5th

In this unit, students explore the physics of movement. Students learn about force, gravity, pushes, and pulls. Students learn that when they make things that move, they are acting as an engineer. 

Included Lessons
  1. Does It Move? - Unit Overview
  2. Pushes & Pulls
  3. Exploring Gravity
  4. Make Your Castle Move
  5. Free Build
NGSS Learning Dimensions


Scientific & Engineering Practices

  • Asking questions and defining problems

  • Developing and using models

  • Planning and carrying out investigations

  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions


Crosscutting Concepts

  • Cause and effect

  • Scale, proportion, and quantity

  • Structure and function

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