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FOSS Next Generation Forces in Action Collection, Item Number 2092959

FOSS Next Generation Forces in Action Collection


We live in a dynamic world where everything is in motion, or so it seems. But not everything is moving the same way. Some things move from one place to another. Other things rotate around and around. Still other things are stationary, stable for a time, balanced on a thin line between stop and go. Other objects push and pull from a distance. These are the global phenomena that anchor the experiences in the Forces in Action Module.

Students engage with phenomena related to forces—contact forces that make objects start to move or change their motion, and forces at a distance—gravity and magnetism. They investigate moving objects, and then apply their understanding to design ways to control or change the motion of those objects.

Throughout the Forces in Action Module, students engage in science and engineering practices to collect and interpret data to answer science questions, make predictions, construct explanations for observed phenomena. Students also design solutions to problems, and compare solutions and communicate findings. Students gain experiences that will contribute to understanding of crosscutting concepts of patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion, and systems and system models.


FOSS Curriculum:

  • Allows students to be active investigators instead of passive learners
  • Is built around firsthand exploration of relevant phenomena using classroom-proven theories and practices to engage all students
  • Aligned to NGSS, Framework for K to 12 Science, and Common Core standards
  • Provides unmatched professional learning, including hands-on & virtual teacher workshops

Resources available in this collection include:

  • Comprehensive hands-on equipment kits made exclusively for FOSS
  • Investigations Guide (Teacher Edition Book) core instructional hardcover spiral-bound book provides educators with the support to successfully facilitate the investigations - available in print and digital
  • Teacher Resources with educative support to effectively teach standards - available in digital
  • FOSS Science Resources book (Student Edition Book) for students to build expository reading skills and highlight STEM careers - available in print and digital
  • Accessibility options to the interactive digital resources on the ThinkLink™ platform for effective planning and engaged learning
  • Spanish teaching and learning resources – available in print and digital
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