Here we go, more physics for your Interactive Science Notebook!
(If you missed Physics Freebies Part 1, you can find it here.)
This page has a shutterfold on Potential and Kinetic Energy, and a cutout that says "Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can change form".
The shutterfold comes with definitions that fit on the insides of the flaps, and examples of potential and kinetic energy to sort and paste underneath.
Our physics curriculum includes calculating an object's gravitational potential energy in foot pounds, which is simple enough for even younger kids.
This flapbook covers the definitions of "pound", "foot", and "foot-pound", which can get a little confusing! Definitions to cut and paste under the flaps are included.
This is just a simple problem to demonstrate understanding of calculating GPE.
On this page, Hunter cut out and pasted the cannon and cannon balls (and drew some cute background stuff, like grass and the sun) to show how kinetic energy is gradually transferred to potential energy and back again. The cannonball has maximum kinetic energy as it is first fired, and just before it hits the ground. It has maximum potential energy at the top of the arc.
(Two sizes are included in the download.)
The vocabulary words included in this flapbook are: motion, inertia, mass, friction, momentum, and speed. The definitions included are from our primary text, but if they don't suit you, you can always have your student write underneath the flaps rather than gluing the definitions provided.
This page is one of my favorites; it covers the contributions of Aristotle, Galileo, and Newton to the study of motion, and there's also a staggered flapbook on Newton's Laws.
For this flapbook, the student will need to match each theory or contribution to the correct scientist and paste it beneath the appropriate flap. Of course, your child can always simply take notes beneath the flaps instead!
(The download includes two options: to print on one piece of paper, or to use two different colors as shown above.)
This flapbook on Newton's Laws of Motion comes with the Laws and explanations to be pasted on the corresponding flaps. It also has frames that can be pasted on the undersides of the flaps, for the student to include illustrations of each law. (I recommend doing the illustrations before you cut out the frames and paste them. It's just easier.) The download is designed so that the laws and frames can be printed on white paper, and the flaps can be printed on two different colors that will alternate when the books are put together (as shown).
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