Zip To It
Students will build a device that can carry a small ball from the top of a two-meter zip line to the bottom
in less than six seconds.
Types of Interactions
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of how the gravitational force of Earth pulls an object towards the planet's center.
- An exploration to analyze why an event occurred using interactions of forces and motion
After completing this activity, students should be able to use force, friction, motion, and gravity to explain
a zip line. Students in grade 6 should also be able to explain kinetic energy.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 2
Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on
difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating
scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most
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