Acceleration

Accelerate your class' learning using an engaging resource. The lesson plan introduces the concept of acceleration using an object rolling down a slope or a falling object. Participants conduct a lab to find the acceleration of an object due to gravity. Using velocity-time graphs, scholars develop an understanding of acceleration as the slope and determine it using the slope formula.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide balls of different sizes and mass to determine if there is a difference in acceleration
  • Conduct a mini-lesson on the difference between speed and velocity
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be able to interpret line graphs
Pros

  • Provides a materials lists for high-tech or low-tech procedures
  • Contains suggestions for formative assessments
Cons

  • None
NGSS