Hotwheels Activity #1

  • What was the point of this activity?

The point of this activity was to show students kinetic and potential energy.

  • Explain how you would introduce this to your class?

I would introduce it by giving the definitions of both kinetic and potential energy and some examples of both then have my students give me some examples of kinetic and potential energy and then roll into this activity because I think this is a great visual for both types of energy.

  • Where do you see students having difficulty?

The only difficulty that I think students would have would be connecting the tracks because they were a little tough.

  • What changes or extensions could you do to this activity?

I would prepare the tracks for the students.

  • Scientific principle

Kinetic and Potential Energy.

Simple Machines Activity #2

  • What was the point of this activity?

The point of this activity was to demonstrate, identify, and describe simple machines.

  • Explain how you would introduce this to your class?

I would introduce it by explaining what simple machines are and give real-life examples of each simple machine.

  • Where do you see students having difficulty?

I see students having difficulty with building the lever and knowing when to use a simple machine and how you can use multiple ones at a time.

  • What changes or extensions could you do to this activity?

I would have the students find their own examples or build their own simple machine instead of just giving them the tools and pointing out which is which.

  • Scientific principle

Simple Machines