3-2-1 Blast Off

Format: In Person | Grade: Upper Elementary (4-5), Middle (6-8)

A student favorite and beloved tradition in many schools! Students apply their knowledge of experimental design to draw conclusions about the effects launch angle and launch velocity have on the horizontal range of a rocket.

This investigation requires the use of a large open field with an access point for the van.

Keyword(s): Projectile, Kinematics

Sparking Ideas About Uniform Motion

Format: In Person | Grade: Upper Elementary (4-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)

Spark timers and toy cars are used to spark student ideas about uniform motion and make connections between physical motion and graphical representation!

This investigation requires basic familiarity with graphical representations of data and access to power outlets.

Keyword(s): Kinematics, Motion, Graphs