Reflection: Student Ownership Colliding Marbles - Section 2: Explore


This collision lab was a fantastic way for my students to practice hypothesizing and then testing their hypothesis.  I had anticipated that students would formulate some questions, but I didn't anticipate how this lab would truly spark their curiosity. I did not anticipate how unfamiliar my students would be with marbles.  Due to their lack of prior experience with marbles, they naturally began coming up with questions and predictions about what would happen when the marbles collided. 

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Colliding Marbles

Unit 2: Energy
Lesson 4 of 4

Objective: SWBAT work with various materials to create and answer questions about what happens with energy when objects collide

Big Idea: In this lesson, students use marbles of various sizes to see how collisions can transfer energy from one object to another.

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Science, energy transfer (Physics), marbles, colliding objects
  60 minutes
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