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PRIMARY Activity: Racing Jars

Students explore how mass affects speed in this hands-on physics experiment. In this mass and speed lesson, students fill a baby food jar with water and leave a second jar empty. They roll the 2 jars down a ramp to observe which jar will cross the finish line first. Students discover how mass affects the speed of the rolling jar.

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Grade
3rd - 6th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning