The students will design and build a vehicle that will be used in a variety of experiments in order to investigate forces. Discussion will revolve around what a force is, what different types of forces there are, and how they act on objects. An investigation of forces in this manner will allow students to gain knowledge of forces in a real and meaningful way. After gaining knowledge of forces, students will be asked to design and build an original vehicle that can be used in experiments involving increasing loads while being acted on by different forces.
Students are guided through a case study used to introduce the IOU inquiry process (making Inferences from Observations based on Understanding) used in Problem Based Learning (PBL). Opportunity for... read more
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Author: Matthew Cole, Don Galbraith Award winner, Nipissing University The focus of this lesson plan is to allow the students to discover the effects of the centripetal force through an inquiry... read more
In this technology-focused resource, you will be learning how to utilize the Scratch Junior App to create a digital science journal entry and/or scientific explanation for Primary students. Other... read more