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Discover the impact of friction and energy

Class Details

Grades

3rd Grade

4th Grade

Duration

30 minutes

Subjects:

Math

Technology

Physical Science

About the Class

Heating Up

Friction and transfer of energy are key scientific lessons and critical elements in the sport of NASCAR. During this session, students will learn about the role of friction and its impact on different parts of the car, everything from the engine to the tires. Students will conduct a series of experiments with different surfaces and angles to calculate distance and velocity.

Curriculum Standard Alignments (NGS, CCS)
4-PS2-1; 4-PS2-2;

NC State Standards
3.P.3; 4.P.3

SC State Standards
3.P.2