The Driving Force
Students work in groups and note similarities and differences between their boats: size, shape, color, and unique features. They discuss 3 typical means of propulsion: propellers, sails, and paddles then share their charts with the class.
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Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Destructive Forces
Upper elementary learners discover the difference between weathering and erosion and the effect these forces have on the environment. Pupils create water and wind erosion models to observe and record data. Then towards the end of the...
4th - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Excel and Simple Machines to Give Students a Feel for Work, Force, and Distance Interactions
Use Excel-generated graphs after experimenting with a simple pulley device, in order to demonstrate the relationship between work, force, and distance. The graphs help to illustrate the concepts that learners uncover during the experiment.
5th - 7th Science