MS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
PE: MS-PS2-2 - Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
DCI: PS2.A: Forces and Motion: All positions of objects and the directions of forces and motions must be described in an arbitrary choose reference frame and arbitrary chosen units of size. In order to share information with other people, these choices must also be shared.
Science and Engineering Practices 3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations - Collect data about the performance of a proposed object, tool, process or system under a range of conditions.
Crosscutting Concept 4: Systems and System Models - Create a small-scale artificial system isolating variables (distance and time) to calculate real-world measurements, such as velocity and acceleration.
The order of instruction is as follows:
On the surface this activity is a standard worksheet of acceleration word problems set to accompany and support Car and Ramp - Calculating Acceleration. The difference is that this worksheet is planned as a foldable which has the ability to increase engagement and interest with your students.
To build this foldable:
Steps to Follow
A car travels from 0 mph to 50 mph in 5 seconds. What is the car's acceleration?