Good Morning,

I need help with creating a lesson for the following standard: Write an equation to express the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. Example: In a problem involving motion at a constant speed of 65 units, write the equation d = 65t to represent the relationship between distance and time. Any help is greatly appreciated. @Alaina_Haws @Aimee_DeFoe @Jimmy_Lin @Tina_Dietrich

Hi Desiree!

This sounds like such a fun motion experiment the students could do! I would use something like the incline plane from the Hilltop Haul Activity (link to the 3D image) from the Space Adventure Activity Series and have students roll a wheel down the ramp.

If that ramp isn’t tall enough, they could also try to make an adaptation to the GO Incline Plane build and just make an IQ version of it.

Then with that, students can roll a wheel down the ramp with the ramp at different heights. For the activity itself, I would have students collect three pieces of data:

- The height of the ramp
- How long it takes for the wheel to roll down the ramp and stop traveling
- How far the wheel travels.

With this, students should be able to create their own graph of distance over time. They should be able to have some great conversations about how the time and distance changes depending on the height of the ramp!

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@Alaina_Haws I love this, thanks so much!

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