This is a STEM activity in which students apply their knowledge of force, motion, acceleration, velocity, and friction to design a ramp which will produce enough acceleration to make a toy car travel a minimum of 12 inches. Students will test their ramp using three surfaces; carpet, tile, and sidewalk.
I've included 7 mini-lessons to provide students with the necessary background knowledge required for this unit. All lessons can be accessed using the QR Codes provided on each student copy.
******Flash Player is required for 5 of the 7 QR Codes. To provide access to those without flash player, I have provided the web address for each QR code. *******
QR CODE COMPREHENSION PAGES
* 2 Force and Motion Videos (links provided for whole group)
* Force and Motion StudyJam
* Gravity and Inertia StudyJam
* Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia StudyJam
* Newton's Second Law of Motion: Acceleration StudyJam
* Newton's Third Law of Motion: Action and Reaction StudyJam
* Introduction to Physics for KIDS Webquest
* Force and Motion Webquest
STEM CHALLENGE CONTENT
* Student photograph examples of Ramp Design Challenge
* Student STEM design challenge packet (6 pages)
---- Challenge content vocabulary review, Imagine, Plan, Create, Evaluate, Practice Test, Improve, Final Test.
* STEM Challenge MATH Extension (measurement conversions)
* Class Graph
Materials required for this design are minimal and easy to obtain.
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