Physical Science
Lab 5 - Code Super Car

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# Goals and Standards

## Goals

Students will apply

• How increasing the velocity of the car means it drives farther in the same amount of time.
• How the car’s velocity determines the amount of force it has.

Students will make meaning of

• How changing the velocity of the Code Super Car changes its force.

Students will be skilled at

• Identifying the purpose of the investigation and how to observe and record data.
• Predicting the behavior of objects under the influence of known forces.

Students will know

• The higher the velocity of the car, the greater the force in driving it forward is - as observed in the distance it travels in a set time.

## Objective(s)

### Objective

1. Recognize how different velocities affect the movement of the Code Super Car.

### Activity

1. Students will build and test their car at four different velocities. They will use their Data Collection Sheet to record how far the Code Super Car travels in three seconds at four different velocities.

### Assessment

1. Each group will record using a Data Collection Sheet, and discuss their test results during the Share discussion.