Wheels Down Ramp Go Round and Round

People in charge: HollyJohnsen, ShelleyDeFord, MinaYoussef

Activity:

Concept: Rotational inertia

Materials needed:

Brainstorming:

Timeline: 0-10 min: Ask if anyone has heard of inertia before.

10-15: explain activity, split into groups of 4. Go outside if possible.

15-35: working in groups to race their two wheels with different clay orientations to experiment with weight and placement.

35-45: convene, let each group submit their best wheel design for a race.

45-60 min: Discussion


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WheelsAndMasses (last edited 2007-03-26 15:50:49 by teppic)