Pushes, Pulls and Pins

KINDERGARTEN - GRADE 2

Pushes Pulls and Pins

Project Description

Students will explore different aspects of forces while building an electronic tabletop puck bowling game. Students will learn about push and pull forces through explorations, kinetic exercises, and experiments. They will conduct an experiment that relates strength of a push on a puck to distance traveled. They will explore direction and its use in aiming a puck at pins. By testing different materials, students will modify their pucks to enable them to glide faster. Students will explore how force affects the movement of objects during collisions. While learning these concepts, students will program their projects. They will use light sensors to determine how many pins have been knocked down. They will also compose and code music as well as design animations that will indicate strikes and spares.

Pushes Pulls and Pins

Key Concepts

Bowling, Pins, Lane, Strike, Spare, Gutter Ball, Sensor

Essential Question

How can we use electronics and coding to help us understand strength and direction of forces?

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Summary of Standards

KINDERGARTEN
Computer Science Teaching Association Standards (CSTA)
Students will select and operate appropriate software, use appropriate terminology when describing computing systems, model how programs store and manipulate data, and develop plans that describe a program’s sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.

Common Core ELA
Students will determine the meaning of unknown words, participate in collaborative group discussions, and demonstrate understanding of text.

Common Core Math

Students will understand the relationship between numbers and quantities.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Students will plan and carry out investigations, recognize cause and effect patterns, and use mathematics and computational thinking.
GRADE 1
Computer Science Teaching Association Standards (CSTA)
Students will select and operate appropriate software, use appropriate terminology when describing computing systems, model how programs store and manipulate data, and develop plans that describe a program’s sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.

Common Core ELA
Students will determine and clarify the meaning of unknown words, recall presented information to answer a question, and participate in collaborative conversations.

Common Core Math
Students will organize, represent, and interpret data.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Students will plan and conduct investigations, make observations, use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance, and analyze data from tests of two objects. Students will learn about electromagnetic radiation, information technologies and instrumentation, and wave properties.
GRADE 2
Computer Science Teaching Association Standards (CSTA)
Students will use appropriate terminology when describing the components of computing systems, identify and describe patterns in data, and develop programs with sequences and simple loops.

Common Core ELA
Students will learn new content specific vocabulary, participate in collaborative group discussions, and answer questions related to the information that is presented.

Common Core Math
Students will use addition to find the total number of objects.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Students will discover the interdependent relationships in ecosystems, ask questions to define problems, analyze and interpret data, and obtain, evaluate, and communicate information.
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Summary of Standards

KINDERGARTEN
Computer Science Teaching Association Standards (CSTA)
Students will select and operate appropriate software, use appropriate terminology when describing computing systems, model how programs store and manipulate data, and develop plans that describe a program’s sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.

Common Core ELA
Students will determine the meaning of unknown words, participate in collaborative group discussions, and demonstrate understanding of text.

Common Core Math

Students will understand the relationship between numbers and quantities.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Students will plan and carry out investigations, recognize cause and effect patterns, and use mathematics and computational thinking.
GRADES 1
Computer Science Teaching Association Standards (CSTA)
Students will select and operate appropriate software, use appropriate terminology when describing computing systems, model how programs store and manipulate data, and develop plans that describe a program’s sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.

Common Core ELA
Students will determine and clarify the meaning of unknown words, recall presented information to answer a question, and participate in collaborative conversations.

Common Core Math
Students will organize, represent, and interpret data.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Students will plan and conduct investigations, make observations, use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance, and analyze data from tests of two objects. Students will learn about electromagnetic radiation, information technologies and instrumentation, and wave properties.
GRADE 2
Computer Science Teaching Association Standards (CSTA)
Students will use appropriate terminology when describing the components of computing systems, identify and describe patterns in data, and develop programs with sequences and simple loops.

Common Core ELA
Students will learn new content specific vocabulary, participate in collaborative group discussions, and answer questions related to the information that is presented.

Common Core Math
Students will use addition to find the total number of objects.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Students will discover the interdependent relationships in ecosystems, ask questions to define problems, analyze and interpret data, and obtain, evaluate, and communicate information.

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