Reflection: Complex Tasks Time to Change Motions - Section 4: Wrap Up


This lesson was very interesting as it allowed students to be creative without being instructed on exactly how to change the motion of a ball. Students were able to collaborate together to change the motion of a ball. Given the resources without direction initially seemed too much for the students as it made the task seem too complexed. To resolve the concerns of the students, I showed the students an example by tying the string to the t pin and sticking in into the carpet. Next, I created a ramp and had the ball roll down the ramp and used the string attached to the t pin to stop the ball and change it's motion. 

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Time to Change Motions

Unit 5: Forces and Motion
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: Students will be able to describe what may have caused a change in an object's motion.

Big Idea: Students will use a a small rubber ball, index card, T pin, 12 inch length of string, and a Unifix cube to change the direction of the rubber ball.

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Science, Motion, gravity, Forces
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