# ALEX Lesson Plan

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 Author: Ginger Boyd System: Geneva County School: Samson Middle School
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 35578 Title: Zoom Zoom! Overview/Annotation: In this lesson, students will explore how to increase the potential and kinetic energy of their toy cars by building ramps. Students will measure the distance the car travels and create a class line graph via the internet from the recorded data. Students will investigate potential and kinetic energy by introducing different variables such as mass, weight, and height during a ramp redesign, and measure the distance the cars travel using the variables. Students will create a presentation on Educreations to showcase their ramp redesign using their chosen variable.This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 4 1 ) Use evidence to explain the relationship of the speed of an object to the energy of that object. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.4.1- Recognize that objects move at different speeds.

Local/National Standards:

Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to:

1) construct a ramp to explore the potential and kinetic energy of a toy car.

2) measure the distance their toy car travels & chart the data on a class line graph.

3) introduce additional variables such as mass, weight, and height during ramp redesign and investigate any changes in the toy car's potential and kinetic energy.

Students will be able to:

1) create a multimedia presentation to explain their findings during ramp redesign using Educreations.

Preparation Information
 Total Duration: 61 to 90 Minutes Materials and Resources: Materials for Explore:  Teacher computer connected to the internet for playing video Team Hot Wheels - The Yellow Driver's World Record Jump (Tanner Foust):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SjX7A_FR6gMaterials for Explain:textbooks (3 per group)meter sticks (1 per group)toy cars (1 per group)rulers (several per group)iPads, Chromebooks, or some other device connected to the internet (1 per group)Zoom Zoom Data Worksheet (under attachments, 1 per group) Materials for Elaborate:  toy cars (1 per group)rulers (several per group)textbooks (3 per group)iPads, Chromebooks, or some other device connected to the internet (1 per group)ramp materials (examples: cardboard, meter sticks, pool noodles cut in half, pipe insulation cut in half, plastic gutters, pieces of wood, etc.)Zoom Zoom Educreations Presentation Directions & Rubric (1 per group)Zoom Zoom Redesign Worksheet (1 per group)Materials for Acceleration:Zoom Zoom Email Directions & Rubric (1 per student) Technology Resources Needed: Video:Team Hot Wheels - The Yellow Driver's World Record Jump (Tanner Foust): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SjX7A_FR6gWebsites:Kids' Zone Create a Graph https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createAgraph/Educreations  https://www.educreations.com/ Background/Preparation: For Students:Students should have some prior knowledge regarding potential and kinetic energy.For Teachers:Teachers should be knowledgeable about potential and kinetic energy, speed, distance, and the transference of energy from one object to another object. Teachers may want to create a vocabulary chart to help students develop a foundational understanding of potential and kinetic energy. Also, the teacher should keep in mind that performing the ramp tests on a hardwood floor or tile will yield better results than flooring such as carpet. Some safety issues to consider: gutters may have sharp edges and should be inspected carefully before introducing into the classroom. Also, the students should wear gloves and goggles for safety if sharp edges are suspected.
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