Students experiment with different types of friction. In this experimental lesson plan students use different materials to see the difference between static friction and sliding friction.
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Roller Coaster! Measuring Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, and Lost Energy
While building rollercoaster tracks for marbles is definitely age-appropriate for middle schoolers, the calculations on the lab sheets for this lesson are above most of them. Physics fledglings measure the potential energy at the...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Engineering Competition Suits
What a thrilling job for an engineer: designing advanced athletic competition suits! Which materials can most reduce friction and drag, and yet still be flexible enough to move with the athlete's body? With attention focused on Shani...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable