This is my "Testing Ramps" experiment, which allows students to test different surface materials for a ramp: Legos, paper, and sandpaper. We did this experiment to determine what was the best material to use for a surface for cars in our model of our community we made.
Students will complete the first side of the activity together before the experiment, then do the experiment, and finally will write about their conclusions. The recording sheet follows the scientific method/process skills when conducting an experiment.
Step One: Make Guesses
Step Two: Determine if the test is fair
Step Three: Experiment
Step Four: Draw the experiment
Step Five: Discuss findings
Step Six: Suggest an alternative material for a surface