Collect common materials like cardboard tubes, boxes and blocks, string or tape, and small toy balls to create ramps and tracks
for moving the balls in different ways.
A PowerPoint™ presentation
has 24 images that can be used to introduce ramps and inclined planes.
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This resource could be included in a collection on activities designed to meet NGSS K-PS2-1*, K-PS2-2**, or 3-PS2.2***.
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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.
**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.