Speed Racers

This Speed Racers unit also includes:

Who wants to go fast? The answer? Your sixth-grade science superstars! The complete resource offers the ultimate, all-inclusive playbook for mastering the important concepts of speed versus time; distance versus time; and how to graph the results of both. It comes well-equipped with customizable materials for learners at all levels.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • A great way to check understanding and liven up a math-heavy topic is to encourage students to create stories to go along with the graphs they are completing
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure learners have access to photographs and other equipment well in advance of scheduling labs
  • Both Gizmo and Discovery Education require subscriptions for teacher and student access
Pros

  • Provides solid skills practice combined with engaging activities
  • Encourages a deeper understanding of how and, especially, why we graph
Cons

  • None