Winning with Science
This unit will develop your students' understanding of forces and motion as they engage in and conduct investigations about the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces. They'll investigate the patterns in an object's motion, developing and sharpening their ability to predict future motion. Along the way, they'll develop their collaborative conversation skills as they effectively engage in a range of discussions.
Track and Field
Which can you do best? Running, jumping, or throwing? Let’s get out onto the track and find out!
The light changes from red to green, and off you go! Did your pit team choose the right wheels? Will your team win?
Explore the motion of a basketball when scoring a three-point throw. Can you score a perfect basket every time?
The crowd cheers as bobsleds zoom down the ice track! What sets the winner apart?
Grab your crash helmet and get ready to ride a bobsled to find out!
Explore the motion of a weightlifter as they train at the gym. How can mechanical advantage help them to lift more weight?
Gravity Car Derby
Build your car, find a hill, and off you go! Remember to stay safe out there.
Your students will explore the engineering design process in this final project, which tests their understanding of balanced and unbalanced forces.
The race is nearly over. The runners come around the final bend, they can see the finish line, and the crowd goes wild!