Lesson Plan : Fast and Furious

Teacher Name:
 Nadyne Wilds-Gilbert
Grade:
 Grade 5
Subject:
 Science

Topic:
 Force and Motion
Content:
 When an object rolls down an inclined plane the force of gravity causes it to move. The height of the inclined plane determines the distance and speed (velocity) the object travels. Vocabulary: acceleration, velocity, gravity, distance, slope
Goals:
 TLW –Determine the motion of an object by following and measuring its position over time with 100% accuracy. Materials: ramp, metric tape, car, stopwatch
Objectives:
 TLW –Determine the motion of an object by following and measuring its position over time with 100% accuracy. I used cars in order to relate the investigation to real life application. Problem to Investigate: Does height affect the speed of a car? Student will then write their hypothesis:m I think tha height does/does not affect the speed of a car.
Materials:
 Materials: ramp, metric tape, car, stopwatch, activity student packets
Introduction:
 Review: What is force? Push/Pull What are some examples of force? Gravity, Magnetism,Acceleration What did we investigate during our last experiment? Does height affect the distance a car will travel? Today we are going to add a stop watch to determine the speed.
Development:
 I will set up the experimental design and demonstrate how to measure and what variables to look for : acceleration, and velocity each time the height changes.
Practice:
 Let’s Get Busy ! 1.Get into groups. 2.Materials person gather the materials: ramp, metric tape, car, stopwatch for the time keeper 3. Set up the experimental design.
Accommodations:
 After the investigation, the groups will graph their data using bar graphs, line graphs, and line plots.
Checking For Understanding:
 I act as a facilitator during this lesson. I walk around and ask question about the trials, and ask for feed back.
Closure:
 Data will be collected from each group. A reporter from each group will tell the results and whether their hypothesis was correct.
Evaluation:
  The students use an index card to write a paragraph about what they learned. The paragraph must include the following: the problem, the materials used and the results: Did they prove their hypothesis correct? Conclusion: Height does/does not affect the speed of a car. A rubric will be used to determine the comprehension of each student.
Teacher Reflections:
 A wonderful experience. The students were excited and enthusiastic as they conducted this investigation.

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