Forces and Motion-The Downhill Racer

Young scholars calculate a toy car's velocity and acceleration. For this force and motion lesson, students build ramps and attach a dropper to a toy car, which is released down the ramp. Young scholars 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

Grade
6th - 9th
Subjects
Physics
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning