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A05 Forces
Science Pseudoscience & Technology
A06-Friction/Gravity
Runners
Proficiency Standards
Hammer Throw
A08-Action/Reaction
A07 Technological Design: Gravity Racer & Newton Scooter
How do ideas become things we use?
Silver Sensing Thinking HandWhat are the steps to making something?
(Mastery)
Silver Sensing Feeling HeartHow do I make something froman idea?
(Interpersonal)
Intuitive Thinking-HeadWhat options do I have in building something?
(Understanding)
Silver Intuitive FeelingWhat ways are used to design and build things?
(Self Expressive)
Silver Sensing THinking Hand Gravity Racer Project

Design, build, test, and improve on your own gravity-powered vehicle that can travel over 1 meter down a ramp.

Silver Sensing Feeling Heart Newton Scooter Project

Design, build, test, and improve on your own self- powered vehicle that can travel over 1 meter on a flat surface or in level flight.

BrainPop Animations and Practice Quizes Vocabulary

The Process of Design

Robert Fulton: Engineering Booklet
Mechanical Engineering Booklet
Machines Make It Move Booklet
Labs & Videos
Lunar
Action-Reaction
Lunar Lander
write up an experiment
based on this activity.
projectile
Action-Reaction
Projectile Motion

write up an experiment
based on this activity.
Forces and Motion
Gizmos- Fan Car Lab
Action-Reaction

Worksheet

write up an experiment
Ramp: Forces and Motion
Ramp: Forces & Motion


write up an experiment
based on this activity.
Lunar
EdHEads Simple Machines

projectile
Museum of Science and Industry Game

Forces and Motion
COSI Tutorial

 
Ramp: Forces and Motion
Zoom GoldBurg Invention


Prentice Hall Video

Forces
Bill Nye
Simple Machines Video

Quiz

Bill Nye Powerful Forces Video
Quiz
WatchKnowLearn.org
  1. Newton Third Links
  2. Momentum Links
  3. Newton Links
  4. NASA Newtons Laws
Study Jams
brightstorm
Khan Academy
teacherTube

TeacherDomain

Engage

Discrepant Event

Explore

Research
Explain

Write-Up
Elaborate

New situations/applications
Evaluate

project to share
Reading & Math Work
ReadingHomeworkLogo

Math and DataMath Logo
Projects by Learning Style and Media Type
imovieVideo/Animation

  1. Make a video or animation of something interacting with action-reaction forces or momentum (see options above.) Narrate, subtitle, or text page to show this week's concepts.
PowerPointPresentation

  1. Create a PowerPoint, ToonDoo, or other graphic that shows one of the projects above.

garagebandPodcast Audio

  1. Make a radio show, podcast, or song about something interacting with action-reaction forces or momentum (see options above.) Narrate, subtitle, or text page to show this week's concepts.
ArtistMusicianLive Presentation Project

  1. Make a poster, play, song or cartoon showing your understanding of how things interact with action-reaction forces or momentum.
Essential Vocabulary & Concepts
Picture Core Knowledge or Concept
Newton 2 Technology things that are designed and built by humans for humans to use.

Engineering the use of scientific knowledge and technolgies to design and build things for human use.

The Technologcial Design Framework is a step-by-step cycle that guides the design, building, and testing of any technological product. MMS uses 7 steps.
pool balls
1. Clarify the Design Problem

specifications are the requirements for the final product.
constraints: the limits put on the design or materials

  1. performance: things it does.
  2. output: things it makes.
prediction
2. Research and Investigate the Problem.
  • What are the needs?
  • What other products/solutions are out there?
  • What materials and techniques are available?
prediction
3. Generate Alternative Designs.

Brainstorming many different ideas to choose from.

  • designs?
  • materials?
  • building techniques?
prediction
4. Choose and Justify the Optimal Solution.

List the strengths and weaknesses of the alternative designs

  • cost?
  • time?
  • building simplicity?
prediction
5. Develop the Prototype.
  • Technical Drawings and blueprints are used to work out design problems.
  • A scale model is a model made at a different size.
  • A prototype is a full-scale or regular sized working model.
prediction
6. Test and Evaluate the Design Solution.

Develop one or more tests to assess the performance of the design.
Tests may suggest changes to make to the design.

  • Define your variables.
  • Tests must match the design specifications from step 1
prediction
7. Redesign the Solution.

Make any design changes suggested by the tests·
Re-Enter the Design Cycle at Any Step in the Cycle.

pugh
Pugh Charts: are used to check if a design meets the specifications (requirements) of a design.
Usually used to compare designs (columns) against each specification (rows.)
pugh
gb Scientists

Robert Goddard, the father of rocketry in the early 20th century

Wernher von Braun, developed the Atlas rocket for the United States. His rockets were powerful enough for NASA's space program and, along with competing Soviet scientists created intercontinental ballistic missiles that could have destroyed the world.
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Technology

Self Propelled Vehicles: use the principles of action-reaction to move themselves by converting stored energy to moving (kinetic) energy

Newton Scooters and the Technological Design Cycle