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Nervous System - Neuron Speed Lab Activity
Learn about the nervous system by analyzing the speed of a neuron's impulse. Students will apply their knowledge of the nervous system with this exciting lab in which they assemble as a group to determine just how long it takes for a message to travel. Da

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This speed lab is a fun and easy way to get the kids up and thinking about the meaning of speed. In this lab, students perform three different types of movements, sideway skip, bunny hop, and walking backwards. The students measure their distance, record time, and calculate their speed. They ana

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This is a simple yet effective lab where students create rotocopters from the included template and investigate the variables that affect the rotocopter's falling speed. This lab will reinforce the concept of independent and dependent variables AND introduce speed, average speed, and even terminal v

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This activity sheet will help students practice calculating speed and evaluating the relationship between distance and time. This activity can be used as an introduction to a lesson on forces and motion or as a culminating activity to a lesson on speed.

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This student lab sheet teaches students to calculate average speed through several practice problems and a hands-on hopping lab where students gather and analyze real-life data! Awesome activity for spring and adaptable to a variety of ages and levels. One of my favorite science labs! Materials ne

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This is an fun, active, outdoor lab that requires students to time their classmates who volunteer to run a 50 meter sprint. Students will calculate average speed during Part 1 of the lab and instantaneous speed during Part 2. They will also create a colored multi-line graph in which each runner is

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Students go to five different stations to calculate the speed of an object/toy. Simple two page lab. Second page has higher level questions including some about mechanical energy and more speed problems.

In this lab students will use dominoes to explore the concept of speed (speed=distance/time). In small groups or pairs, students will set up rows of dominoes along a standard length and time the dominoes as they fall. They will record their data, and calculate the speed the dominoes fell. The st

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Students will calculate the speed of a matchbox car as it travels down a ramp made from textbooks and cardboard. Students will also graph their results.
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Have your students practice calculating speed with this fun speed lab! Students will perform a series of tasks and then calculate the speed for each. After calculations, students will compare their group's speed with other lab groups to determine "Who's the Fastest in the Class?"
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This is a fun lab activity that I do with my 8th grade physical science, however that activity can be altered to fit your specific age group. Students, in pairs, will cross a gym using a variety of methods and determine the speed for each. The worksheet (4 pages total), follows the scientific meth

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Students will learn about calculating speed and acceleration in a mock training session for Olympic speed walkers. Can be used as a laboratory or classroom activity. Students will collect data, and calculate the velocity and acceleration for different intervals of the time-trial. Data is then ana

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This is a 2 page low-tech lab for an academic level introductory physics or physical science that focuses on the relationship between distance covered and time traveled for an object moving at (nearly) constant velocity. It includes data table, graphing, and analysis questions. Ideally, it should

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Students will design a track for a toy car, and measure distance and displacement of the track. They will also create a ramp for toy cars, and will calculate the speed of the car after recording the time and distance car traveled.
Students will calculate speed in a hands-on way!

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Description: Students will examine how long sugar cubes dissolve in hot and cold water to compare how things happen at different rates.
Florida Sunshine State Standard(s): SC.1.E.6.3 Recognize that some things in the world around us happen fast and some happen slowly.

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This is a 4 page lab designed for 8th grade physical science class. Students use 3 toy cars (must move at a constant speed) to calculate speed. Students measure time with stopwatches at each meter over a five meter straight course. They then take a class average for time and plot each car on a grap

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Great, engaging, hands on lab that help solidify the concept speed.
Students will collect data as they run hot wheels along a pre-measured distance and record the time it takes the vehicles to travel. The collected data is used to calculate speed and is compared to different hot wheels cars. There

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My students favorite lab. "Do you want to know how fast you throw?"
Students calculate the speed in feet/sec then convert to mph
Fun outdoor lab
Make sure to get the "graphs"
Make sure to get the Free mph conversion sheet.

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Students use toy cars to gain understanding of speed and how to correctly calculate speed using the formula.

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This lab gives students practice calculating average speed of amusement park rides. Building the rides out of K'Nex provides multiple rides to measure.

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In this lab, students will change the height of a ramp to affect the speed of a marble. Students observe that the higher the ramp, the faster the speed of the marble. Students may use this lab to review how to find speed, creating a line graph, and the scientific method. The lab ends with writing a

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Two day lab to have student utilize knowledge of speed while incorporating math skills and graphing skills
"A central property of motion is speed—the rate at which distance is covered. By rate, we mean how much or how many of something per unit of time: how many kilometers traveled in an hours, how

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This is a virtual lab activity that will help students conceptualize the notion of a wave moving from point A to point B. It utilizes the "Wave on a String" PhET platform which has many useful wave parameters with which the students can play and experiment with. The most powerful connection that w

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Learn how mass can affect the terminal speed of a freely falling object. Students will create their own paper helicopter and measure its terminal speed! A simple, fun and easy lab to drive home the idea of constant motion and balanced forces.

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