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ERIC Number: EJ878121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Gravity Racers
Wilcox, Dawn Renee; Roberts, Shannon; Wilcox, David
Science and Children, v47 n7 p19-23 Mar 2010
With the 2010 Winter Olympic Games prominent in the media, children were exposed to images of athletes skiing down snow-covered slopes, coasting furiously on bobsleds, and skating gracefully across the ice. Therefore, the authors capitalized on their children's natural curiosity about the world around them by exploring the concept of motion in a weeklong series of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities in which they design and build a gravity-powered car using the 5E learning cycle model. (Contains 1 figure and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A