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Other

Description:

In this activity, learners will use food cans of many different properties (sizes, shapes, and weights) and set two cans on their sides at the top of a ramp. Learners will make predictions about which cans will roll the fastest and then let them roll to race and test their predictions. This activity is well-suited for groups. Relates to the linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Roller Coaster Design.

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:

Acceleration,diameter,Mass and Weight,NSDL,weight,variables,prediction,About Inquiry,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Space Science,Mathematics,General,speed,Social Sciences,Potential and Kinetic Energy,Materials science,Upper Elementary,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926134311775T,Volume and Density,Rotation Motion,General science,Informal Education,Middle School,Gathering Data,Gravity,Elementary School,hypothesis,Conducting Investigations,Chemistry,Physics,properties,ramp,Structure and Properties of Matter,Engineering,race,Space science,consistency,Physical science,Education,Technology

Language:

English

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