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Description:

This is a PBL (Problem-Based Learning) activity for introductory physics relating to conservation of energy and gravitational potential energy. In this scenario, students are given a rough design for a bungee jump from a 20-meter tower and work cooperatively to determine the parameters for a safe jump. While some information is given, learners are required to research certain aspects, such as the medically-recommended maximum acceleration for an untrained jumper. PBL is an instructional method designed to strengthen student competency in reasoning and problem-solving. The activities mirror real scenarios encountered by practicing scientists and engineers. Learners sift through information to separate useful from irrelevant data, locate missing information on their own, and then apply physics in finding solutions. This resource includes a printable student manual and a password-protected teacher's guide with solutions and tips for instructors.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

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Language:

English

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Update Standards?

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-Q.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-Q.A.3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-SSE.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Interpret the structure of expressions

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-SSE.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context ?

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-SSE.A.1a: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-SSE.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-BF.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities

CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-BF.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities ?

CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-BF.A.1a: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Determine an explicit expression, a recursive process, or steps for calculation from a context.
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