Explore and review force, acceleration, and the laws of motion using the engineering design process. Physical science has never been more engaging that this hands on lab applying all of these concepts and more.
Can your students fight gravity and save Humpty Dumpty from his great fall?
Students are provided the following scenario:
Have you ever considered how the story of Humpty Dumpty would have been different if he had a security detail? If you haven’t, this project will get those gears turning. In this project, students will be asked to create a device that will allow Humpty Dumpty to land safely after his great fall.
Students will be using vocabulary and principles from your unit on the laws of motion and speed.
- Newton's 3 laws of motion
- 5E lesson outline
- Instructor Notes
- Student handout with background, instructions, and data/analysis sheet.
- 3 version of the data sheet provided (includes an editable version)
- Engineering Design Process Infographic