Academic journal article Science and Children

Force, Motion, and Energy

Academic journal article Science and Children

Force, Motion, and Energy

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Take 5!

1. Use pantomime to bring this poem to life, acting out the pull ing of the wagon with your hands, then digging in with your feet and pulling again, then with fists cheering, then with hands gesturing wait, then running after the runaway wagon.

2. In a repeated reading of this poem, coach students to say or even shout the word wait when it occurs in the poem. You read the rest of the poem aloud, pausing after the word but and signaling students with both palms out, motioning wait, as their cue to chime in.

3. Invite students to share experiences pulling or riding in a wagon or learning to ride a tricycle or bicycle. What gives these vehicles their power? We do!

4. Talk with students about how the wagon in this poem shows us everyday uses of energy, force, and motion--using our hands and legs to pull the wagon (force) and then sending the wagon to roll away on its own (energy and motion). …

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