STEM Foldable: New Years Ball Drop

STEM Foldable: New Years Ball Drop
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This is a perfect activity to get students back into the swing of things and welcome the New Year. As with all things STEM, students will investigate the science, technology, engineering, and math behind the celebrated tradition of the Times Square Ball.

This product includes:
•Instructions for printing
•Foldable with QR codes and links

•Using 2 QR codes, students investigate how both incandescent and LED lights work.

•Students use a QR code to complete a Venn diagram comparing both the LED and incandescent light bulbs.

•Student read through the history and fun facts about the TImes Square Ball using 2 QR codes. After reading the articles, students answer comprehension questions either on the foldable or a separate paper.

•Lab time! Students use a QR code to access a video and fact sheet. Using this link, students complete a lab activity to calculate the speed of the ball drop. They gather data for time, convert units for distance, graph their data, and use slope to calculate the speed of the ball.

***No Prep for the Teacher!!!***

Check out my other STEM activities in the entire set of 26 activities that can be used all year long!
STEM Activities from A-Z

Do your students need help with finding credible resources and citation? Check out this packet to help them out!
Citation and Credibility of Resources Packet with Guided Cornell Notes

Students today are being educated and trained for jobs that don’t even exist yet! Let's be sure they have the skills they need and shape them into great thinkers and innovators.


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