Students watch a series of short videos explaining how cars are designed with crumple zones, airbags, and automatic braking to prevent passenger damage in a collision. Students analyze how each of these factors contributes to safety.
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Students work individually or in pairs to follow a set of instructions and construct a mini generator which powers a Christmas light. Best done as a take-home assignment.Full Lesson Plan >
Teacher leads a demonstration with vernier carts of different/equal mass, equipped with bumpers and magnets to demonstrate a variety of scenarios in which as both carts...Full Lesson Plan >
After learning about the 1st law of motion, students partake in a teacher-led series of questions about 2 carts, and which cart will experience a greater force. The teacher...Full Lesson Plan >
In 2-3 person groups, students take the mass of assorted objects, then hang them from a spring scale to find their gravitational force. Using the F=ma equation, they rewrite...Full Lesson Plan >
Students work in teams to design a container for an egg using provided materials. Students drop their containers, then analyze factors which can minimize force on the...Full Lesson Plan >