The cost of various scales and 7 brass mass sets from Delta Education and 3 packages of stopwatches from Nasco is [price], including shipping and [fulfillment].
This project expired on May 13, 2007.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
We hear it all the time but do we really understand it? Teaching science in a school that is 95% low income in a large urban environment can be challenging. And that is exactly what we would like to do, challenge our students.
As a science teacher, I would like to challenge my middle school students in an exploration of physics, specifically force, motion, and gravity. The activities allow students to manipulate objects, measure time, distance and force and calculate speed, acceleration, force, and forces due to gravity and friction. Students come to understand how Newton's Laws actually work in their world. The data used is all created in the classroom by the students. They can learn all of this racing cars down a ramp.
The amazing thing is that there is more. Students learn history, metric measurement, data collection and interpretation. They learn to create experiments and the importance in details and consistency. The importance of variables, human error, and creating and using technology are all included.
To complete this activity we need spring scales, timers, and weights. Ramps and cars are being provided.
This active unit will engage 150 middle school students as they come to understand some of the fundamental ways the world works. By the end of the exploration, students will understand that you really can go from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds flat!
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