ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Science (4)
Title: Collision Course with Energy
Description: Students will observe how potential and kinetic energy relate to the transfer of energy from one marble to another when they collide. Students will introduce different variables (mass and height) and investigate the transfer of potential and kinetic energy in a sled collision online simulation. Students will build a ramp, test it, and measure the distance their cars travel caused by the collision. Students will create a presentation to share their findings with the class. This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project

Subject: Science (3 - 5)
Title: Marble Coaster
Description: This lesson is adapted from a lesson entitled, "Marble Run", from the NASA Education Guide Amusement Park Physics with a NASA Twist. Students will explore the effects of force, speed, motion, and gravity in creating a roller coaster track for a marble. This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.