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Activity 4C: Granny on the Ramp: Exploring Forces and Motion - Elementary School Version

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In this investigation, students will observe, predict, make inferences, explore developing a hypothesis and manipulate variables, collect data, and practice metric measurement skills. In the first activity, students will construct a ramp and move "Granny" up and down the ramp to better understand motion. In the second activity, students will explore how changing the ramp causes changes in kinetic and potential energy and the effect of friction on Granny's motion on the ramp.

Material Type: Lesson Plan