During their visit students can calculate the acceleration of the toboggan ride. Back at school students could practise their â€˜Working Scientificallyâ€™ skills by investigating the acceleration of various model toboggans.
This resource is for students at key stage 4 and relates to the â€˜Motion and Forcesâ€™ part of the Science National Curriculum, focusing on acceleration caused by forces, the quantitative relationship between acceleration, change in velocity and time. The tasks link to various activities at Robin Hill, specifically to the Toboggan Run.
It is suggested to teachers that students be introduced to velocity and acceleration prior to the trip
After their visit students can practise their â€˜Working Scientificallyâ€™ skills by carrying out a practical investigation into their experience of the Toboggan Run - they could investigate the acceleration of various model toboggans
Students will use the equation acceleration = change in velocity (m/s) Ã· time taken for the change (s) to carry out their calculations. Students will apply their knowledge to complete velocity-time graphs.