Science of Bobsledding - Middle School Physics STEM - Friction, Gravity, Inertia

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Teach physics concepts this year through the exhilarating sports of the winter olympics. This NGSS lesson is a dive into the sport of Bobsledding. The close reading passage anchors your students learning, supported by the graphic organizer and "Bobsled Race Track Design" STEM activity.

Included in this bundle:

- Bobsledding Close Reading Passage

- "Five Rings" Graphic Organizer

- Marble Bobsled Race Design Activity Directions

- Marble Bobsled Race Design Recording Sheet

Vocabulary Addressed:

Velocity

Acceleration

Force

Newton’s 2nd Law

Momentum

Friction

Drag

Air/Wind Resistance

Cross Cutting Concepts (CCCs):

Patterns, Cause & Effect, Energy & Matter

Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs):

Making Models, Planning & Carrying Out Investigations,

Obtaining, Evaluating, & Communicating Information

Through these activities, students will learn that sporting events are put physics to work on the playing field. Everything from uniforms to equipment are designed to maximize an athletes performance. Mastering these physics concepts leads the athletes to gold.

THIS LESSON IS AVAILABLE IN MY "SCIENCE OF WINTER SPORTS BUNDLE":

Science of Winter Sports BUNDLE

For more Science of Winter Sports activities, check out these other resources:

Science of Downhill Skiing Lesson & STEM Activity

Science of Curling Lesson & STEM Activity

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Copyright © 2018 SCIENCEcerely, Me by Erin Hansen

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
3 hours
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