Grade 3 Module 1
The Ultimate Playground
Students will learn:
How are objects affected by the forces of push and pull?
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
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Background and subject knowledge
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!
Observational, curriculum and contextual video content
Video: What Is a Force?
Video: Push and Pull Forces
Video: Roller Coaster
Video: Maglev Train
Printed and digital resources for students
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