Analyze Data and Draw Conclusions (Lesson 5)

Grades:
4-6
Energy Content:
Learning Goal(s):
Students will determine how differences between solar cars affected their functionality. Students will make claims based off of quantitative and qualitative data. Students will engage in scientific talk based off of their own observations when constructing and testing solar cars. Students will complete a journaling activity that outlines their processes relating to making conclusions.
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5
Author:
Carol Patrick
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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour

Gears vs. Pulleys on Solar Cars (Lesson 1)

Grades:
4-6
Energy Content:
Learning Goal(s):
Students will design an investigation to test differences between solar vehicles. They will make claims based on backing evidence, without having directly tested their vehicles before this point. They will use background knowledge regarding pulleys and gears in order to begin the design process. Students will determine which specific design they will be moving forward with for the next lesson.
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Lesson Number:
1
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Author:
Carol Patrick
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Estimated Activity Length:
30 min
Solar Boat Race

Analyze Data and Develop Conclusions (Lesson 9)

Grades:
4-6
Learning Goal(s):
Students will analyze data from the solar boat races and develop conclusions. Students will write out their conclusions in a clear, articulate manner that demonstrates the usage of evidence from their own observations. Students will determine specific uses for quantitative vs. qualitative data in science experiments.
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