Day 124: Bowling Ball Forces

Friday, 28 February 2014


The winning relay team begins their race.


Victors got their names on this meaningless trophy I keep on hand.

The first class to land upon the Forces unit happened to be my 5th period group. Above, you see one of the kids navigating a simple obstacle course with only a rubber mallet and a bowling ball. I asked them to note three moves for discussion later:

  • How do you accelerate the ball?
  • How do you stop the ball?
  • How do you turn a corner?

We timed everyone and I awarded space for their names on the meaningless class trophy, pictured above.

What was the warmup with 5th period?

Before we played with the bowling balls, I showed them this question:

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