This is a project-based inquiry lesson that will help students concretely understand how to analyze movement using Newton’s three laws of motion. During this lesson students will:
*Design and engineer race cars that operate using a balloon
*Review/ learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion
*Track/ analyze data and calculate speed
*Participate in a race with classmates
*Construct a 5 paragraph argumentative essay
This project covers 8th grade NGSS standards as well as standards in math and ELA.
This lesson includes:
*Student packet filled with review questions on Newton's Laws, rough draft area for designing their car, and data collection worksheets
*detailed teacher instructions for running and managing this project-based learning activity
*Instructions for 2 different instructional strategies; a culminating event activity and a student-led, inquiry-based activity.
*A writing guide and outline for the essay
*answer keys (where applicable)