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Activity 4B: Granny on the Ramp: Exploring Forces and Motion - High 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 observe the effect of slope on force and velocity. In the second activity, students will investigate the relationship among rise, run and slope of a ramp. In the third activity, students will examine the relationships among force, mass, and acceleration. In the fourth activity, students will analyze various ramps to determine if they meet ADA guidelines and if not, they will redesign them to make them safer.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Digestive System

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The digestive system is amazing: it takes the foods we eat and breaks them into smaller components that our body can use for energy, cell repair and growth. This lesson introduces students to the main parts of the digestive system and how they interact. In addition, students learn about some of the challenges astronauts face when trying to eat in outer space.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Authors: Abigail Watrous, Denali Lander, Janet Yowell, Malinda Schaefer Zarske, Sara Born