The are a wide range of forces in many everyday situations that students might not be aware of. Using a spider map, students will identify and illustrate a range of different types of forces. You can make this activity easier or more challenging by changing the number of rows. Stretch your most advanced students by giving them a contextual constraint, for example, all of their examples of forces need to be found in football. Students should be encouraged to define the type of force in their storyboard alongside each example, but this is not a needed requirement.
Alternatively, print out the example storyboard and cut it up. Students can then match the force type with the visualization.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
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Demonstrate your understanding of forces by identifying where forces occur in real world contexts.
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| Proficient |
| Emerging |
| Beginning |
Identification of Forces
Every type of force is identified and explained.
Most types of forces are identified and explained.
Some forces have been correctly identified and explained.
Every type of force is given a clear and correct example.
Most forces are given a correct example.
Some forces are given an example.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
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