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Students can use the ScooterBots to plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on an object's motion.
Students can use the ScooterBots to make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
Students can use the ScooterBots in an investigation that requires them to ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Students can test and develop a simple sketch, drawing or physical model of the ScooterBots to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Students can use the Atmospheric Mat in a plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
Students can use the ScooterBots to test design problems, compare multiple possible solutions, and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered.
Students can use the ScooterBots to plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and its mass.
Students can use the ScooterBots to plan and conduct an investigation that constructs, uses, and presents arguments to support a claim that when the motion energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
Students can engineer the ScooterBots to evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Students can design, construct, and test the ScooterBots and then analyze data from their tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
Students can build and rebuild the ScooterBots in an investigation to understand the mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.
Students can construct the ScooterBots in an investigation that requires them to design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.
Students can use ScooterBots to design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
Students can build and rebuild the ScooterBots in a variety of ways to better understand energy, force, and momentum.
Students can construct a variety of shapes with the pipe cleaners on the ScooterBots to test scientific and engineering problems.
Students can engineer the ScooterBots in a variety of ways to evaluate and design an optimal solution based on criteria for the constraints of the problem.
Students can use these simple, yet complex, ScooterBots in a variety of engineering design solutions.
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