BALANCE AND MOTION
We live in a dynamic world where everything is in motion,
or so it seems. But not everything is moving the same way.
Some things move from one place to another. Other things go
around and around in a rotational motion. Still other things
are stationary, stable for a time, balanced on a thin line
between stop and go. These are the global phenomena that students
experience in this module, Balance and Motion.
FOSS EXPECTS STUDENTS TO
- Develop a growing curiosity and interest in the motion
- Investigate materials constructively during free exploration
and in a guided discovery mode.
- Solve problems through trial and error.
- Develop persistence in tackling a problem.
- Explore concepts of balance, counterweight, and stability.
- Observe systems that are unstable and modify them to reach
- Discover different ways to produce rotational motion.
- Construct and observe toys that spin.
- Explore and describe some of the variables that influence
the spinning of objects.
- Observe and compare rolling systems with different-sized
- Explore and describe the motion of rolling spheres.
- Acquire the vocabulary associated with balance and motion.