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