Who Is Faster?

This Who Is Faster? lesson plan also includes:

Am I going to catch it? Individuals time how long it takes them to walk, jog, and run a given distance and calculate their speed. They then research two animals and find their speeds. Using a chart, pupils compare the speeds of the animals to themselves to finish the activity. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To eliminate the conversion part, measure the running distance in meters during the setup instead of in feet
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an area to measure off 40 feet
  • The class should be able to calculate speed if given time and distance
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Shows the algebra required to solve the rate formula for distance and time
  • Provides Internet resources to find the speed of animals
Cons

  • None
Common Core