Snap Cube Spinners!

posted Nov 23, 2017, 12:35 PM by Patrick Johnson
Students designed and tested snap cube spinners on a variety of surfaces!

First students designed their spinners and tested to make sure it worked (discussions of making the spinner well balanced as well as including colours and patterns). 

Next students tested their spinners on 3 different surfaces (floor, carpet and a surface of their choice). They tested the surface 10 times and recorded each trial in seconds on a chart.

Afterwards, students drew labelled diagrams of their spinners in their science notebooks and calculated the mode for each surface. Finally, students wrote in their science notebook in regards to how friction impacted the spinner on each surface tested.

To end the lesson, we looked at the Hyperloop project (high speed transport that eliminates both ground and air friction).