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Keywords: Forces and Motion
Subject(s): Science, Photography, Technology, Physics
Grades P-K through 5
School: Bethesda Elementary School, Thompsons Stn, TN
Planned By: Diane McCord
Original Author: Diane McCord, Thompsons Stn
Summary: Assessment of identifying objects that are pushed and pulled found in our school environment, thus bringing the learning into our real world.

Essential Question: What causes objects to move differently under different circumstances?

Learning Objective: The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

1.Objects move in ways that can be observed,
described, predicted, and measured.
2.Take a picture with a digital camera NETS-SIV.2
3. Load a picture to a computer from a digital camera and save it. NETS-S IV.2

Students will work in small groups using digital cameras to locate and capture examples of things we push or pull found in a school setting. Students may locate examples within parameters set by the teacher, such as staying within the building, playground, etc.

Students will then collect pictures and create a digital presentation with data collected demonstrating their understanding of concepts and standards.
Each group will present their presentation.

**Extra adults might be needed for supervision of students if students are allowed to leave the building.
Other projects could easily be adapted such as using the digital cameras to demonstrate an understanding of angles and geometric shapes in the real world.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Students can sort photographs and create different types of graphs showing an understanding of graphing concepts.
Materials: Slideshow, Batteries, Point and Shoot
Other Items: 1 Digital camera per group of students, $approx $ 175.00 each