FOR THE TEACHER ONLY
Standards: The following are the State of Georgia standards for this lesson:
S8P2. Students will be familiar with the forms and transformations of energy.
a. Explain energy transformation in terms of the Law of
Conservation of Energy.
b. Explain the relationship between potential and kinetic energy.
S8P3. Students will investigate relationship between force, mass, and the motion of objects.
a. Determine the relationship between velocity and acceleration.
b. Demonstrate the effect of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object in terms of gravity, inertia, and friction.
Please complete the following steps to prepare for this lesson in class:
1. Please click on the button below which will link you to the Penny Boat Lesson - Teacher Instruction Sheet.
2. Please click on the button below which will link you to the Penny Boat Challenge - Student Sheet.
3. Write the following Essential Questions on the board:
** Does the shape of a boat affect the amount of mass (weight ) it can carry?
** Can a boat support a mass ( weight ) larger than the boat itself?
4. Please prepare the following material for the students:
*** One piece of aluminum foil cut by teacher into a 15 cm x 15 cm square
*** About $5.00 in U.S. pennies
*** A large bowl of clean water,
*** Paper towels
*** Forces in Fluids data sheet - one per student