(GLE): Predict how the change in speed of an object (i.e., faster/slower/remains the same) is affected by the amount of force applied to an object and the mass of the object.
Students will be predicting how force and mass influence the speed of an object by conducting a lab. Students will be connecting Newton’s First Law of Motion to Angry Birds. Some students will vary the forces of a slingshot (tighter or looser) to see how force influences speed of a water balloon. Other groups of students will be vary the mass of water balloons to see how mass influences speed of the water balloon. This activity should be done outside, as water balloons will be used to help students correctly measure the time and distance in the air to measure speed.
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