Students not only study physical science, they design with it, build with it, they write about it, calculate with it, and they live it.
It’s the engineering process in miniature as our engineering teams design and then build desktop ziplines from scratch. Students will draft plans, build zipline towers, choose the best zippy materials, and assemble their ziplines. Hey, it’s incredible fun . . . but it’s not just fun and games here! Students will use their ziplines to collaborate on a physical science experiment and make calculations using the Pythagorean Theorem as well as learn important points about friction.
Real life . . . real cool!
This bundle includes explanations, teacher notes and background, sample products and responses, ready-to-print activity sheets, materials lists, Next Generation Science Standards cross-cutting concepts references, and Common Core references.
Level: Huge challenge for 3rd grade and GATE for 4-6th; good for whole-class 7th grade.
Duration: 4-6 hours of class time.
Cost: You can do this for about $1 per student.