ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Friction Facts
Digital Tool: Gallery 360 Podcast
Digital Tool Description: In the podcast, students show how the change in surfaces creates more or less friction for an object.
We tested the effects of friction on a toy car. We made a ramp for the car, and we timed the car on different surfaces. We used materials such as wood, felt, foil, plastic, and construction paper. We found that rough surfaces create more friction for the car, and smooth surfaces create less friction for the car. Some of the surfaces even caused the car to stop completely. Watch our video to see our experiment!
This podcast created in part for the 2012 Girls Engaged in Math and Science- University Exposition.
Battleship USS Alabama Virtual Fieldtrip 1
This pocast follows a group of 4th and 5th grade students on a tour of the Battleship USS in Mobile, Alabama.
Join them as they share engaging facts spanning the history of the USS Battle ship beginning with its commission on August 16, 1942.