Angular Speed Simulation

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Can you time the speed of your car perfectly so you only hit green lights? The challenge in the simulation is to alter the timing of the lights or the speed of the car in order to do just that. Scholars learn about angular speed as they play with the simulation.


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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the new technologies that allow lights to communicate with cars about when they will change colors
  • Research if traffic circles or standard four way lights are faster and safer
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a free CK-12 account to access the interactive
  • Does not allow young scientists to continue until they have the correct answer
  • Displays data tables after each attempt
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