Item #: AP8059
In the Drop Zone Flinn STEM Design Challenge™ for physical science and physics, explore the world of physics, projectile motion and gravity.
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Explore the world of physics, projectile motion and gravity with this adrenaline-filled experience! Students are challenged to recreate the pinpoint accuracy required to air drop a package during times of war or natural disaster when land is inaccessible. Students engage in science and engineering practices as they improve their designs.Complete for 30 students working in pairs.
Materials Included in Kit:
Digital teacher and student instructions
Sand, yellow, 2 lb, 4
Cups, paper, 9 oz, 30
Fishing line, monofilament, 650 yd
Index cards, white, plain, 3" x 5"
Marbles, glass, 16 mm, 15
Paper clips, jumbo, 2", 30
String, thin, ball, 1/6 lb, 331 m
Weighing dishes, 5.5 g, 5-1/2" x 5-1/2", 15
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)†
Science & Engineering Practices
Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
Disciplinary Core Ideas
MS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
MS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
MS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution
HS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
MS-PS2-2. Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object
MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
HS-PS2-3. Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.
HS-ETS1-2. Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.