7th Grade Science - Incline Plane Lab
Middle SchoolFriday, February 2, 2018 @ 12:57 PM CST by mpapierski

jagnos writes "

Today in 7th grade science, our young scientists formed teams to design and analyze a working model of an object rolling down an incline plane by creating motion graphs.



Today in 7th grade science, our young scientists formed teams to design and analyze a working model of an object rolling down an incline plane by creating motion graphs.  Motion graphs provide an opportunity to analyze changes in distance and time. This lab supports and reinforces our unit of motion, in which,  students are asked to analyze the cause and effect relationship between forces and motion.



Learning Intentions:

Students will calculate the formula for “SPEED” by using the “DISTANCE” given and dividing them by a specific “TIME”
Students will graph the speeds of three animals on the computer using spreadsheets.
 Students will be able to solve a problem using the scientific method.
 Students will be able to calculate measurements using the metric system
 Students will be able to construct a working model to measure speed, distance, and time



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