You are on page 1of 9

Things Move

A Science AZ Physical Series


Word Count: 201

Things
Move

Written by Rhonda Lucas Donald

Visit www.sciencea-z.com

www.sciencea-z.com

Key elements Used in This Book

Things
Move

The Big Idea: The world around us is in motion, full of living and
nonliving things that move in ways that can be predicted and described.
Pushing, pulling, friction, and gravity are all forces that affect objects.
These forces can make things move, change their speed, change their
direction, and stop them. Much of daily life depends on motion. We
have to judge the amount of force to use when causing things to move,
stop, or change direction. Knowing how and why things move allows us
to work, play, get around, and complete everyday tasks.
Key words: bounce, down, fall, fast, force, heavy, light, move, pull, push, rest,
roll, slow, speed, stop, swing, turn, up
Key comprehension skill: Cause and effect
Other suitable comprehension skills: Compare and contrast; classify information;
main idea and details; identify facts; elements of a genre
Key reading strategy: Summarize
Other suitable reading strategies: Connect to prior knowledge; ask and answer
questions; visualize; retell

Photo Credits:
Front cover (top): iStockphoto.com/Iia Dukhnovska; front cover (middle), page 4 (bottom): Kian
Khoon Tan/123RF; front cover (bottom): iStockphoto.com/Edward Shaw; back cover: iStockphoto.
com/Dave Logan; title page: iStockphoto.com/Dmitriy Shironosov; page 3 (top): iStockphoto.com/
Ramon Berk; page 3 (bottom): iStockphoto.com/Kristian Sekulic; page 4 (top left): iStockphoto.
com/Jason Lugo; page 4 (top right): iStockphoto.com/Vasiliki Varvaki; page 5 (top): iStockphoto.
com/Leah-Anne Thompson; page 5 (bottom): Brad Calkins/Dreamstime; page 6: iStockphoto.com/
Catherine Lane; page 7: Susan Stevenson/123RF; page 8 (top): iStockphoto.com/Bonnie Jacobs;
page 8 (bottom): iStockphoto.com/Tabitha Patrick; page 9 (top): iStockphoto.com/Daniel Loiselle;
page 9 (bottom): iStockphoto.com/Nina Shannon; page 10: iStockphoto.com/Jim Parkin; page 11
(top left): iStockphoto.com/Melissa Carroll; page 11 (top right): iStockphoto.com/Kate Leigh;
page 11 (bottom): iStockphoto.com/Brian McEntire; page12: iStockphoto.com/Le Do; page 13:
iStockphoto.com/Acky Yeung; page 14 (top): iStockphoto.com/Mark Evans; page 14 (bottom):
iStockphoto.com/Glenda Powers; page 15: Duard Van Der Westhuizen/123RF; page 16 (top):
iStockphoto.com/Lawrence Sawyer; page 16 (middle): iStockphoto.com/Camilla Wisbauer; page
16 (bottom): Pzaxe/Dreamstime.com; page 16 (bottom right): iStockphoto.com/studiovancaspel

Written by Rhonda Lucas Donald


www.sciencea-z.com

Things Move
Learning AZ
Written by Rhonda Lucas Donald
All rights reserved.
www.sciencea-z.com

All around you, things move.


Things roll, bounce, and fly.
Kids run and jump.
3

What makes things move?


Lets find out.
4

Push the
scooter.

Pull the
sled.

Things stay at rest until


a force moves them. A
push is a force. A pull
is a force, too.

A little force can move


things that are light. Empty
swings are easy to push.
5

It takes more force


to move heavy things.
A swing with a person
on it is harder to push.

Speed is how fast


something moves. Things
can move fast or slow.
7

Forces can also change


the way things move. A car
can move up or down a
hill. It can turn from side to
side. It can make a circle.

More force makes things


move faster. Less force
makes things move slower.
9

10

How are these things moving?


11

Moving things keep moving.


It takes a force to stop them.
12

When a force stops a car,


you keep moving. So use
your seat belt or car seat!
13

If you let go of an egg,


it falls. Crack! A force
pulled it to the ground.
14

A force also pulls you


toward the ground. This
is why you go down a slide.
15

Forces move things


in many fun ways!
16