Measure Mobile

Eli Whitney Museum

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For School Groups

Description

Sand, assemble and decorate the wheels, axles, chassis and driver of a wooden downhill racer. Then experiment. Measure the distance it travels from the end of its track. Change the pitch of the track and measure again. Change the weight of the car and measure again. An intro to numbers as the voice of science.

Tracks and measuring tools provided for each class. Special thanks: Anderson Tool, Lynn Ladder.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 1.1: The sun appears to move across the sky in the same way every day, but its path changes gradually over the seasons.
  • 1.4: The properties of materials and organisms can be described more accurately through the use of standard measuring units.

Meets Common Core Standards

  • 1-LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Download Measure Mobile Worksheet.pdf (pdf, 29.6kb)

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