Description of the Program
The first grade science curriculum of the Philadelphia School District
contains a unit on how things move, to be taught during the months of February
and March. I taught this unit during the school year of 2003. The children
were naturally curious about movement. I had the students explore the science
learning of force and direction in throwing balls. I wanted the students
to develop questions and hypotheses about the movement of balls.
We visited The Franklin Institute to add to our program and to make it
more real. Please feel free to borrow my plans. They worked
out very well.
Generous founding support for the Harcourt Teacher Leadership Center and the Harcourt Learning Labs was provided by the Harcourt General Charitable Foundation on behalf of Harcourt, Inc.