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Elementary/Middle School DigiKit. This teacher guide & unit plan explores how American auto racing uses scientific concepts like force, change in motion, speed and energy through examples from The Henry Ford's digital collections. *For ease of use, downloading recommended.
This Resource is for:Educators
Theme:Transportation in America; Science and Technology
Topic:Racing in America
Type of Use:Unit Plan; Online Interactive
Curriculum Connection:U.S. History; Science; Physics; Technology/Engineering; Career Exploration; Creative Problem Solving; Cross-disciplinary Thinking; Self-direction
Michigan Science Grade Level Content Expectations: 3 - S.RS.03.11, S.RS.03.16, S.RS.03.17, P.FM.03.35, P.FM.03.36, P.FM.03.37, P.FM.03.38, P.FM.03.41, P.FM.03.42, P.FM.03.43; 4 - S.RS.04.11, S.RS.04.16, S.RS.04.17; 5 - S.RS.05.15, S.RS.05.16, P.FM.05.31, P.FM.05.32, P.FM.05.33, P.FM.05.34, P.FM.05.41, P.FM.05.42, P.FM.05.43; 6 - S.RS.06.15, S.RS.06.16, S.RS.06.19, P.EN.06.11, A.PA.06.01; 7 - S.RS.07.16, S.RS.07.19, N.FL.07.03; Common Core State Standards: Literacy in Science/Technical Subjects: 6-8 - RST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8, WHST.6-8.9, WHST.6-8.10; English Language Arts: 3 - RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10, SL.3.1, SL.3.2, SL.3.4, L.3.1, L.3.2, L.3.3, L.3.4, L.3.6; 4 - RI.4.1, RI.4.4, RI.4.7, W.4.2, W.4.7, W.4.9b, W.4.10, SL.4.1, SL.4.2, SL.4.4, L.4.1, L.4.2 L.4.3, L.4.4, L.4.6; 5 - RI.5.4, RI.5.7, W.5.2, W.5.7, W.5.9b, W.5.10, SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.5.4, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.5.3, L.5.4, L.5.6; 6 - RI.6.4, RI.6.7, RI.6.10, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.7, W.6.8, W.6.9b, W.6.10, SL.6.1, SL.6.2, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.6.3, L.6.4, L.6.6; 7 - RI.7.4, RI.7.10, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.7, W.7.8, W.7.9b, W.7.10, SL.7.1, SL.7.2, L.7.1, L.7.2, L.7.3, L.7.4, L.7.6; 8 - RI.8.4, RI.8.10, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.7, W.8.8, W.8.9b, W.8.10, SL.8.1, L.8.1, L.8.2, L.8.3, L.8.4, L.8.6; National Science Education Standards: Science as Inquiry, Physics, Science and Technology, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives, History and Nature of Scientific Endeavors
Grade/Age Level:Upper Elementary; Middle School
Time Period:Era 6: The Development of an Industrial, Urban and Global United States; Era 7: The Great Depression and WWII; Era 8: Post-WWII United States; Era 9: America in a new global age
Tags:primary source, role models, force, motion, energy, Newton, aerodynamic, keydriver
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