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Force: Introduction

What do you feel when you push or pull? Are these two actions the same or different? How can understanding them help us think about building up? In this episode, Nitch is trying to stack as many blocks as he can, but every time he tries, they just keep falling down. Let’s see how his friend Glitch can help him work through this.

Keyword(s): force

  • Grade Level(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • Common Core State Standard(s): MP2, MP4, MP5
  • Next Generation Science Standard(s): 3-PS2-1, 3PS2-2, 4-PS3-3, 4-PS3-4, 5-PS2-1

Force: Center of Mass

Join Glitch and Nitch as they continue exploring the concept of force. Glitch introduces Nitch to the concept of center of mass. See how Nitch uses this new information to rethink his design for building the tallest tower.

Keyword(s): force, center of mass

  • Grade Level(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • Common Core State Standard(s): MP2, MP4, MP5
  • Next Generation Science Standard(s): 3-PS2-1, 3PS2-2, 4-PS3-3, 4-PS3-4, 5-PS2-1