Sliding Down the Hill


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In this lesson, from The K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook, students will a piece of cardboard to ride down a grassy hill. Each student will take a turn being pushed by a classmate to start their ride down the hill. In the second ride the students will ride in pairs and be pushed by two classmates to start their ride. In this way they will experience the dynamic of movement, acceleration, friction, and inertia. This page features the lesson steps to follow, vocabulary and teacher prep information. There are are also links to a summary of the experiment and assessment information. Less

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    Grade: TK/K to 5

    Topics: Science, Physics

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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Hands-on Learning; Discussions