Outreach Workshop: Force and Motion
Push and pull your way through this interactive workshop about Force and Motion. We'll talk about a force's strength, direction, and how things act when they collide. Your students can also discover how a simple machine makes work easier by experimenting with our giant fulcrum.
Fees are determined by distance from the Museum:
- Within 25 miles: $340
- 26-50 miles: $370
- 51+ miles: $370 + $.54 per mile
- Each additional hour: $125
Michigan Science Standards:
- K-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
- K-PS2-2 Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.
- K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Force and Motion Vocabulary:
Collide: When one object crashes into another object
Energy: Energy is the capacity to do work.
Effort: Effort is the energy a person applies to a machine.
Force: A force is a push or a pull. Force is anything that causes an object to move.
Fulcrum: A fulcrum is the point on which a lever pivots.
Simple Machine: A simple machine is any object that makes work easier by trading force for distance.
Work: Work is moving something, or the force acting on an object to move it across a distance. Pushing, pulling, and lifting are common forms of work.