This year’s FETC Keynote Presentation featured Animal Planet’s Emmy-Award-winning wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin for an up close and personal conversation about his work in the environment and ecology, and how his experiences can be applied in the classroom to engage students and inspire an interest in learning.
After building catapults out of everyday objects, students will launch various objects from the catapults to demonstrate their understanding of motion and forces. This lesson is a fun way of teaching students about physics and might spark their interest in the field of engineering. http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/motionforces/
Bring out the competitive side of your students while teaching them about physics and engineering! Students will build a simulated luge track and make predictions about the impact of surface type, wind resistance, size of slope and shape of luge on their track. Then they'll test their predictions by conducting several simulated luge runs and make conclusions about the affects of forces on the sport of luging. http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/forces/