This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into speed and motion and takes place at a water park. Groups of learners will compare two water slides by measuring each ride’s length and duration to calculate the speed. They will also attempt to trace a clean line through a maze while riding down the slides to measure which is the wildest. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV: Waterslides.
Keywords:Acceleration,Data Analysis,NSDL,Data Representation,Biological science,About Inquiry,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,measure,duration,Mathematics,speed,Engineering,Communicating Results,waterpark,Perception,Chemistry,Rate,Social Sciences,amusement park,waterslides,General science,momentum,Informal Education,Middle School,Formulating Explanations,Gathering Data,water,Life Science,Data Collection,Conducting Investigations,Representation,Momentum and Velocity,Physics,Upper Elementary,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926131225741T,General,slide,Elementary School,Science and society,Asking Questions,Measurement,Physical science,Education,Technology,Geoscience,g-force