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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Zip To It

Fun Forces
Summary
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.
Overview
Topic: 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
Objective
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 complicated.

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