Daily Science Starters for Middle School - Force, Motion, and Energy

This product includes 28 different quick Science Starters to be used at the beginning or end of each class period.
Each Science Starter student printable comes four to a page, saving you paper and ink. Each Starter also includes a teacher version that can be used to project the questions and/or answers for all students to see.
The last page of both the student printable and the teacher version includes an extra page for you to add your own Science Starter (editable PDF form).

Daily Science Starter TEKS Included:
(8.6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that there is a relationship between force, motion, and energy. 
(A) demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an object's motion;
(B) differentiate between speed, velocity, and acceleration; 
(C) investigate and describe applications of Newton's law of inertia, law of force and acceleration, and law of action-reaction such as in vehicle restraints, sports   activities, amusement park rides, Earth's tectonic activities, and rocket launches.
(7.7) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that there is a relationship among force, motion, and energy. 
(A) contrast situations where work is done with different amounts of force to situations where no work is done such as moving a box with a ramp and without a ramp, or standing still;
(B) illustrate the transformation of energy within an organism such as the transfer from chemical energy to heat and thermal energy in digestion;
(C) demonstrate and illustrate forces that affect motion in everyday life such as emergence of seedlings, turgor pressure, and geotropism
(6.8) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows force and motion are related to potential and kinetic energy. 
(A) compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy;
(B) identify and describe the changes in position, direction, and speed of an object when acted upon by unbalanced forces;
(C) calculate average speed using distance and time measurements;
(D) measure and graph changes in motion; 
(E)  investigate how inclined planes and pulleys can be used to change the amount of force to move an object.
(6.9) Force, motion, & energy. The student knows that the Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it just changes form. 
(A)  investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation;
(B) verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting;
(C) demonstrate energy transformations such as energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electrical energy to light en
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Created: Jan 13, 2017

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