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Pushes and Pulls: CKSci Student Book


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Pushes and Pulls introduces Grade K students to phenomena and fundamental concepts of forces, which will be explored in greater depth in later grades. Students will observe and experience both visible and invisible pushes and pulls, contact and noncontact forces. They will recognize that motion is affected by the strength and direction of pushes and pulls, the characteristics of objects, and the surface on which objects are moved. Students will learn how motion changes and develop an understanding that pushes and pulls of all different types are the cause of all changes in motion.

About This Book

Students will learn about the different strengths and direction of pushes and pulls, learn that pushing and pulling on an object can change the direction and speed of its motion, and explore how forces are associated with cause-and-effect relationships. The following are preliminary considerations for planning and instruction relative to this unit:

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  • Teacher Guide: reduced Student Book pages, with detailed lesson plans, activity page masters, additional activities, and assessments

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About CKSci

Core Knowledge Science™ (CKSci) is a comprehensive program covering life science, earth and space science, physical science, and engineering design practices.

Core Knowledge Science™ (CKSci) Student Books offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, photographs, to be used during read-aloud sessions. For each reader, a Teacher Guide is available separately. All materials may be freely downloaded and previewed in their entirety.

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  • For Language Arts: You can also use CKSci to integrate content-rich nonfiction into your Reading/Language Arts lessons. Reading in the sciences provides background content knowledge that aids in reading across all disciplines.

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8 in. W x 10 in. H
48 pages

ISBN: 978-1-68380-558-8

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