Air resistance gets ignored in physics in order to make calculations less difficult. But, it’s a real and very interesting phenomenon that lends itself to study in grades 4-12 nicely. This collection of 7 labs will give you something to pull from when you’ve just got to have a lab real data collection now. They are all inexpensive and clever. You get:
a) Terminal Velocity Coffee Filters b) The World’s “Best” paper airplane c) The Flying Tube or Ring d) The paper helicopter e) The straw rocket f) the walk along glider and g) and the Newton’s Laws 2 stage rocket.
Materials include power points, data tables, student handouts, and rubrics, depending on the lab. This is a $17 value for $10.
• Hands on experience
• Cooperative Learning
• Teacher instructions and set up
• Reinforcement of difficult concepts
• Student handouts
• Optional use of technology
Keywords: STEM, GTE, engineering, physics, physical science, measurement, data, lab, laboratory, experiment, cooperative learning, fun