Forces and Motion-The Downhill Racer

Students calculate a toy car's velocity and acceleration. In this force and motion lesson plan, students build ramps and attach a dropper to a toy car, which is released down the ramp. Students calculate and graph velocity and acceleration using given formulas and their measurement of the distance between droplets on their ramps. Class discussion prompts and extension activities are provided.

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Resource Details

6th - 9th
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning