Students discover what viscosity is and how it relates to our lives. They drop marbles into large containers of liquids and time how long it takes the marbles to travel to the bottom. They time five marbles and compute an average time.
7th - 8th Science 4 Views 8 Downloads
Cushioning Collisions (Computer Analysis)
Did you know the car bumper is specifically designed to save the car and not the passengers in case of an accident? Young scientists use a computer, a force probe, and a sonic ranger to experiment with external cushioning on cars.
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Life on Mars: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Using NASA's planet fact sheets, collaborative groups discuss what the basic needs are for a human to survive, and how likely he would be to survive on another planet. Assign each group a different planet and have them compare its...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Egg-cellent Landing
The classic egg-drop experiment gets a new bounce with an activity that asks pairs to design a lander similar to one used to land a rover on Mars within a fixed budget. The activity provides a great introduction to the idea of terminal...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed