Students work in small groups to design, build, and test a speedboat powered by a hand-made propeller that pushes air. The boats are raced in a 20-foot length of eavestrough filled with water. A set of guided-inquiry worksheets has the students apply key physics concepts and equations to design their boat before building. Time is provided to test and modify their choices.
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
Author: Christina De Silva, Don Galbraith Award winner, Brock University A great way for students to become engaged and learn about critical scientific concepts is through hands-on activities.... read more
PREPARING OURSELVES FOR NATURAL DISASTERS: HOW DO WE INNOVATE OUR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF STRONG AND STABLE STRUCTURES AND THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND US TO HELP PEOPLE SURVIVE A TSUNAMI?
In this inquiry, students will understand and learn more about the devastating effects of a Tsunami. What causes tidal waves with such force? They will also learn how plants and soils help to... read more
Some examples of simple but effective activities to help students understand better concepts identified as being challenging. Here are examples that might help you with Sig Digs, Kinematics, and... read more