Bobsled Blitz

This Bobsled Blitz unit also includes:

Design an aerodynamic bobsled. Groups create a bobsled that meets certain constraints from everyday materials. After learning about friction, aerodynamics, acceleration, and terminal velocity, pupils get a chance to improve on their designs.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create flashcards of the relevant terminology
Classroom Considerations
  • Supply a variety of materials for the activity
  • Activity requires knowledge of basic physics
Pros
  • Includes a succinct description of the design process
  • Lists links to websites and Internet resources
Cons
  • None