Reflection: Classroom Setup Collision Course (Part 2) - Section 1: Introduction

 

I know that everyone has a huge range of abilities in their rooms, but I have a 3rd and 4th grade combo class.  Students in my class need to be fairly independent so that I can give directions to one group, and then go work with another, so I don't have any students who need intensive interventions.

What I do have is a huge variety of personalities.  To the best of my ability, I tried to place two 3rd graders, and two 4th graders, two boys and two girls, at each table.  This helps to ensure that some students who tend towards being shy have had to step into some leadership roles, and that some of my less mature students have models for behavior and positive interactions.

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Collision Course (Part 2)

Unit 2: Energy and Motion
Lesson 3 of 4

Objective: SWBAT conduct an experiment, collect data, and draw conclusions about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

Big Idea: How can you conduct an experiment to explain how speeds change when objects collide?

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Subject(s):
Science, Energy (Physical Science), collisions (Physics), models, physics, force and motion, impact
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