Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Day 10: Roller Coaster Presentations - Section 2: Apply & Reflect


Looking back on this roller coaster project as a whole, I am so glad I started the year with it! It was the perfect way to immerse students in the Engineering Method and to build excitement for science. There's nothing better than a hands-on experience when it comes to developing a conceptual understanding of an abstract process. Not only that, but when students LOVE what they are doing, they are much more open to embracing the science behind the project as well. 

It will now be easy to return to the Engineering Method throughout the year when completing smaller engineering projects within other science units. 

  Embracing the Engineering Method
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Embracing the Engineering Method
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Day 10: Roller Coaster Presentations

Unit 1: Gravity
Lesson 19 of 19

Objective: SWBAT use the Engineering Method to design a paper roller coaster.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students apply and reflect on what they have learned by presenting and communicating their results to other students.

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Science, engineering, roller coasters, engineering method, mean, analyzing data, presentation
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