Super Car
Lab 2 - How Does it Go?

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# Goals and Standards

## Goals

Students will apply

• Experimenting with variables that change how fast the Super Car travels.

Students will make meaning of

• How variables (number of turns, surface type) can affect data, such as distance traveled and average speed.

Students will be skilled at

• Manipulating variables in an experiment.
• Accurately recording and charting data.
• Using data to make predictions.

Students will know

• That variables change how fast the Super Car travels.

## Objective(s)

### Objective

1. Students will manipulate variables that change the Super Car’s movement.
2. Students will record data based on the Super Car's movement.
3. Students will discuss how the energy needed to move the Super Car is connected to the time and distance traveled of the Super Car.

### Activity

1. During Play Part 1, students will manipulate three different variables to change the Super Car’s movement.
2. During Play Part 1, students will record the three variables changed, distance traveled by the Super Car, and the time it took to travel that distance. During Play Part 2, students will record the one variable changed, distance traveled by the Super Car, and the time it took to travel that distance.
3. During the Play sections, students will discuss how the variable that is being manipulated is related to the energy needed to move the Super Car.

### Assessment

1. During Play Part 2, students will manipulate one variable to reduce the distance and time traveled by the Super Car.
2. During the Play sections, students will complete a Data Collection sheet to record and share the data from their trials.
3. During the Share section, students will discuss how the energy needed to move the Super Car is related to the variables changed by comparing the data collected.