Bottle Flipping STEM challenge

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4th - 8th, Homeschool
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Useful day 1 intro team-building activity and supplementary resource in NGSS course we teach sophomores


Put the water bottle flipping craze to good use! This activity guides students through an independently designed investigation to find out how much water makes a water bottle flip and land upright with the highest percent. Students design and perform investigation, analyze data by converting their results from fractions to decimals and percents. They then graph their data and learn about the physics behind the water bottle flip.

Activity includes:

*Data collection sheets for measuring water bottles and collecting data during the experiment.

*Science of the activity explained

*Conclusions Page set up as a Scientific Argument with Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning

*Extension ideas to test additional variables.


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