Grade 3 Module 1
The Ultimate Playground

Curriculum framework:
Playground Forces


Students will learn:

How are objects affected by the forces of push and pull?

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Module Overview
In this module students investigate forces and use what they learn to design the most incredible playground ever, with everything from swings and slides to fairground attractions and roller coasters!

 

Through hands-on investigations, texts, and videos, students learn how forces make things move—whether it’s making carousels spin or skydivers fall. They investigate how magnets can exert a force without contact, build their own model swings and dumbbells, and even take part in games of miniature tug-of-war.

Video: The Ultimate Playground Module Introduction Trailer

Teacher Resources

Ensuring teachers have the tools at hand to make sure every student can experience the wonders of science in the classroom.

  • Teacher Editions lesson guides that are accessible, comprehensive, and versatile.

  • Professional Learning background and subject knowledge guides that unpack science content into quick and easy sections of information for teachers.

  • Assessment Overview that provides flexible informal, diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments to monitor student growth and progress.

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Overview and teacher lesson guide

Background and subject knowledge

Assessment Overview

Digital resources for students and classroom

Fasten your seat belt—it's going to be quite a ride!

Students will discover what makes things move, fall or bump – and get the chance to design the most incredible playground ever, with everything from swings and slides to fairground attractions and roller coasters!

Digital interactives

Observational, curriculum and contextual video content

Video: What Is a Force?

Video: Gravity

Video: Push and Pull Forces

Video: Roller Coaster

Video: Maglev Train

Printed and digital resources for students

Student Twig Book
Students can communicate what they have learnt within their Twig Book

Levelled Readers

Readers that help support literacy skills through STEM learning

Other modules available for this grade

Welcome to the Biodome

Curriculum framework: Life Cycles for Survival

Students will learn: How do animals’ different life cycles help them survive?

How to Survive an Ice Age

Curriculum framework: Surviving in Different Environments

Students will learn: What is the relationship between an organism and its environment?

Weather Warning HQ

Curriculum framework: Weather Impacts

Students will learn: What is the weather like around the world?

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