Hot Wheels Speedometry Science

Students work in collaborative learning groups to deepen their understanding of potential and kinetic energy by measuring distance to describe energy used, altering more than one variable that affects the potential and kinetic energy of the Hot Wheels cars, and constructing a bar graph and chart to represent their data using decimals or fractions. Students analyze the patterns in their data and make reasonable mathematical predictions about future outcomes by explaining the effect that height and other variables have on the energy of Hot Wheels cars in a presentation.