I have just completed the preparation of a scientific activity for my K11 and K12 students that I will start on Tuesday with them.
The objective is to model different kinematic behaviors of Ariane 5 by completing different programs with CoBlocks: linear motion with constant speed, then with constant acceleration, then the combination with a rotation (pitch), … with acquisition and exploitation of data in a spreadsheet, which will be compared to those obtained during a real launch. The sequencing of the final countdown will also be analyzed for its algorithmic aspect (with abort).
Today I share my document in French that I will give to my students:
It uses a CoSpaces shared space with two versions.
- A first version with the completed programs, which they can not see because I only share the link. This, however, allows to see the desired behavior.
Link for you without possibility to remix: https://cospac.es/rjtc
- A second version with programs to complete, shared directly on the CoSpaces accounts of my students.
Link for you with possibility to remix: https://cospac.es/VJri
A complete correction, questionnaire and completed programs will be given to the students when the work is completed.
I would be interested in your remarks about this activity that I find innovative.
Daniel Pers, STEM Teacher in France