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491 resources with the concept speed

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Rollin' On

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the effects of gravity on the motion of a marble on an inclined plane and a declined plane. They work in small cooperative groups to predict and explain outcomes.
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Investigating Motion, Forces, and Energy Lab Book

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create their own experiements using toy trucks, cars or balls to measure the time it takes two of them to travel 5 meters, as well as at each 1 meter interval. They make use computers to make a time/distance graph and...
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Moving Changing Speeds

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice movement control as they change the rate of speed based on the rhythm of the music. Streamers are used to match the variations in speed.
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Competing Coasters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars discuss what makes a roller coaster ride a thrilling experience and then compare attributes from different coasters to determine which is faster, higher, goes farther, or gives the longest ride.
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How Fast Is that Rocket?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders calculate the speed of a falling object using measurements from a falling rocket. They report data from their data sheet to the teacher to record on the board or on the overhead transparency and discuss the results with...
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Can You Calculate the Speed of Your Pet?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers analyze the formula for speed and velocity. They explore and demonstrate how to calculate the speed of wind up toy pets, average the speeds and identify the correct units of measure of speed.
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Motion Capture and Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the concepts and relationships of speed, displacement and time. They capture the serve motion of a tennis player via video or digital camera and analyze the speed of the ball and racquet head.
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Motion Capture and Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers capture the serve motion of a tennis player with a digital or video camera. Using transparencies or a software package, analyze the speed, acceleration, displacement and time of the racquet head and ball in the tennis stroke.
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Investigation 4 - Collision Zone

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study how forces of push and pull can change speed or direction.
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Flying With Mathematics!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders fly miniature airplanes to discover characteristics related to velocity and average speed. After measuring the time and distance of their flights, 3rd graders calculate the average velocity of their planes.
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Acceleration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers develop an understanding of velocity and to distinguish it from speed. To determine the difference between a scalar and a vector quantity. To explore how acceleration is derived from velocity and time.