youcubed: Galileo’s Investigation
youcubed (Stanford University)

In this activity we invite students to conduct their own version of Galileo’s experiment, enabling them to use derivatives as rates and to consider the differences between average and  instantaneous speed.

Siemens STEM Day: Wind-Up Winners
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will investigate the motion of wind-up toys.

Siemens STEM Day: Just For Kicks
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will compare two forces of energy on the motion, velocity, and direction of an object.

Siemens STEM Day: Bouncing Properties
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will test and observe the bouncing properties of different types of balls (softball, basketball, golf ball, playground ball, volleyball, beach ball, ball of paper).

National Science Teaching Association: Why Are NASCAR Crashes So Dangerous?
National Science Teaching Association

Through video clips, students experience crashes (between cars and between cars and the track wall) that occurred during NASCAR races, which raises this question: How do speed and mass (weight) affect the amount of damage to a race car in a collision?

National Science Teaching Association: How Do NASCAR Race Cars Come to a Stop After Moving at Spe...
National Science Teaching Association

While many NASCAR fans wonder how race cars can achieve speeds of more than 200 mph., middle school students consider how drivers are able to slow their cars from 200 mph. to 0 mph.!