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Tracey Robinson

Snow Day Science Lab: Physics of Sledding

Grades: 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: Science, Math

Student Instructions

STUDY THE PHYSICS OF SLEDDING! Everybody loves to go sledding! Before you slide down the hills, think about these questions. Which one would you want to test? • Do you go faster down a steeper or more gentle slope? (try different sized hills) • Do you go faster with more or less weight? (add weight to the sled or make it heavier) • Which shape of sled goes the fastest? (rectangle, rounded edges, pointed front) • Which material for the sled goes the fastest? (plastic, cardboard, metal) If you don't have an area to ride a sled, make one for an action figure or doll. Make a hill of snow and test out your question. Use the following template to record your findings. Use label to record your data. Take photos if you can and place them in your observations.