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PBL: What are the characteristics and interactions of a roller-coaster?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Topic

Force, Motion, Energy

Goals/Objectives

4.2a-d The student will investigate and understand characteristics and interactions of moving objects.

Key concepts include;

a.)motion is described by an objects direction and speed;

b.)changes in motion are related to force and mass;

c.)friction is a force that opposes motion; and

d.)moving objects have kinetic energy.

Theme

Improving a ride in a theme park.

Scenario

One of the rides at a popular theme park has been proven to be unsafe to patrons due to force and motion. They are looking for new ideas to redesign this ride. Your class has been commisioned to design this new improved ride for the theme park.

Culminating Activity

Create a new ride for the theme park. Present it to the theme park panel.

Problem Question

What are the characteristics and interactions of a roller-coaster?

Student Role

Student will serve as engineers in creating a new roller-coaster for the theme park.

download.jpgMiles Jerome Jones Elem - 4th - Force, Motion, Energy PBL Unit Overview.pdf


Question Map:

Miles Jerome Jones Elem Force Motion Energy Question Map.jpg

download.jpgMiles Jerome Jones Elem - 4th - Force, Motion, Energy Unit Question Map.pdf


Created by Miles & Jerome from Jones Elementary


by Science Generalist at 3:59 PM in Elementary, Physical Science, Problem Based Learning/PBL
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