What makes things move? What makes them stop moving? In this program, students will investigate a variety of forces—and put them to work—as they determine the best way to make cars race down a track. They will also observe digital graphing tools in use to measure the amount of force required to overcome friction on different surfaces.
Grade 3: Science and Technology – Matter and Energy: Forces and Motion
Elementary Cycle 2: Science and Technology – Material World: Forces and Motion
Before and after your museum visit, consult the Forces in Action Digital Learning Kit – specially designed to extend learning in the classroom!
Reference the following chaperone guides during your group's visit for tips on how to engage students with the exhibits.
Make name tags to help the museum educator build rapport with students. Students may bring a lunch or purchase one from the museum’s café.
Teachers may preview the museum free of charge at any time, by presenting proof of their teaching status at the admission desk.
Consider familiarizing your group with our site with these tips to help plan your visit or by downloading a PDF document and PowerPoint presentation available below.
$9.75 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $146.25 will be charged per group.