Newton's Cradle Engineering Challenge

Newton's Cradle Engineering Challenge
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Students are tasked to build a version of a Newton's Cradle (newtonian demonstrator) with only materials provided by the teacher. This activity requires little to no set-up and can be a multi-day project. The challenge is designed to fit into an 8th grade introduction to physics curriculum, or can be used as a stand alone project.

Prep: Set up stations in the classroom with supplies. Give an overview and introduction and let them go!

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By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to an understanding of the topic.
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1 page
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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