Exploring non-linear models helps students better understand functions and their power to model the real world.
This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: 8.F.B.5, HSN.Q.A.2, HSA.CED.A.1.
The fun stuff:
Newton's apple gets tossed everywhere here! Force, energy, work and momentum are all in the mix as students get real-world scenarios to compare and contrast linear and non-linear models. Air density in Salt Lake City and beyond! Density of cork vs. Styrofoam! Carrying cars on the moon! So many awesome equations to help students understand the power of linear and non-linear models. Hey there's even an equation for power! There's even an equation for Usain Bolt! Cool!
The zip file includes:
★The mission. (12 pages).
★A two-page Quick Start guide for teachers. Detailed and helpful!
★Selected Answers in pdf form.
★Selected Answers online, password protected. For students to correct at home!
The mission includes:
•Physics equations matching activity.
•Air density visualization.
•Force required to carry stuff on the earth and on the moon, equations and graphs.
•The power of Usain Bolt and other sprinters, equations and graphs.
•Momentum to stop a car.
•Finding mass of car given momentum and velocity, equations and graphs.
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About Courage To Core:
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