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The Barbie Bungee Drop

What do math, bungee jumping, and Barbie® have in common? Young adventure seekers use rubber bands as bungee cords to predict a thrilling, but safe, jump for their doll. First, test jumps are conducted with a few rubber bands. Then more rubber bands are added until a graph can be built and a prediction equation can be calculated. The final, longest jump will then be the ultimate test of the mathematical model.  Note: All of the rubber bands need to be the same size, and Barbie could easily be replaced with a Beanie Baby-type doll.

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Resource Details

Grade
7th - 10th
Subjects
Math
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
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