Just Keep Rolling!

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25.95 MB   |   9 Word™ documents, 25 audio files, 2 PowerPoint™ presentations, and 113 pages

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Do you have a couple of toy trucks, a piece of sturdy cardboard, a few books, and some paperclips or metal washers?

Your students can roll trucks down the cardboard ramp as they become scientists, recording data, testing their guesses, changing a variable, making a simple graph, and then analyzing their data.

What makes a truck roll the farthest from the end of the ramp??

To make it easy to present the activities, I've included:
   • A clear explanation of the science behind each of the five activities;
   • Step-by-step instructions of what we did;
   • The graph components you need display your data – just print, cut, and glue
      to large sheets of paper;
   • Several student texts to read with three reading levels in English
      and two in Spanish, color or blackline images for students to color;
   • Recordings of the student texts for students who benefit from hearing the information;
   • Graphs of our results – you can compare them to your results;
   • Four suggestions for assessments for each of the activities – quick, pencil-and-paper,
      for the struggling student, and for the very capable student;
   • A parent letter saved in both English and Spanish, introducing the activities. It's
      also saved in a Word™ file so you can adapt it for your students;
   • A fun image to print for the cover of a science work folder – students save
      all their science papers and then take them home to share with family members.

This could be a whole class, a small group with an adult, an after school, or a science camp activity!

This product could be part of a unit that meets NGSS K-PS2-1◊, K-PS2-2♦, or 3-PS2-2º.

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◊ K-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

♦ K-PS2-2. Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object
with a push or a pull.

º 3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to
predict future motion.
Total Pages
9 Word™ documents, 25 audio files, 2 PowerPoint™ presentations, and 113
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1 Month

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