Is Lesson Plan Physical Science Middle School
Grade Band 6-8
Students are presented with the phenomenon of car design features that increase driver safety during high-speed collisions. Students analyze a high-speed collision to track the race car’s energy between two points in time: just before the collision to the end of the collision. Students’ noticings and questions create the need to investigate different materials’ ability to store energy by changing size and shape (deforming). The lesson continues with students trying to determine how the structure (shape) of specific racecar design features contribute to a material’s ability to store energy (function).
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