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The Adventures of "Shelly the Sea Turtle"  This is a handson activity that will keep your students engaged while learning about vectors. Students will create a map using provided coordinates that will plot the "Adventures of Shelly the Sea Turtle."
Students are given the opportunity to be creative and distinguish between scalar and vector quantities and assess which should be used used to describe an event. 
X Marks the Spot  This inquirylead activity that will engage students to discover the distinguishing qualities of scalars and vectors via a treasure hunt. 
Florida Vacation Project Distance, Displacement, Speed and Velocity  This is a culminating lesson for a unit on Motion. Students will be asked to plan a vacation around Florida that includes 5 destinations. By generating and analyzing their own data students will apply knowledge of distance, displacement, speed and velocity to a real world experience. 
Olympic Snowboard Design  This MEA requires students to design a custom snowboard for five Olympic athletes, taking into consideration how their height and weight affect the design elements of a snowboard. There are several factors that go into the design of a snowboard, and the students must use reasoning skills to determine which factors are more important and why, as well as what factors to eliminate or add based on the athlete's style and preferences. After the students have designed a board for each athlete, they will report their procedure and reasons for their decisions. 
Motion: Speed and Velocity  In this lesson students should be able to :
 Identify appropriate SI units for measuring speed.
 Compare and contrast average speed and instantaneous speed.
 Interpret positiontime graphs.
 Calculate the speed of an object using slopes.

Acceleration  In this lesson students will learn to:
 Identify changes in motion that produce acceleration.
 Describe examples of objects moving with constant acceleration.
 Calculate the acceleration of an object, analytically, and graphically.
 Interpret velocitytime graph, and explain the meaning of the slope.
 Classify acceleration as positive, negative, and zero.
 Describe instantaneous acceleration.

Splash and Learn  Students will utilize their knowledge about projectiles to devise a method to launch a water balloon so that it lands on a 1 meter square cloth target at least 25 meters away. If they hit the target with the balloon (not just splash a few drops on it), they receive extra credit on the lab. 
Distance and Displacement. 
 In this lesson students, will be able to identify frames of reference and describe how they are used to measure motion.
 Identify appropriate SI units for measuring distances.
 Distinguish between distance and displacement.
 Calculate displacement using vector addition.

Linear Motion  The lesson explores ways for students to describe linear motion and investigate relationships between the velocity, acceleration, and the concepts of vector/scalar quantities. 
Momentum and the Law of Conservation of Momentum: A StudentCentered Lesson  This is a largely selfpaced unit for students to learn the basics of Momentum as well as the Law of Conservation of Momentum. Students complete two investigative exercises (one handson, the other virtual). They then are directed to read a website (or a textbook could be substituted) and take notes with the teacher"s support as needed. After taking their own notes, students complete a worksheet to practice calculations involving the Law of Conservation of Momentum. At the end of the unit, students take a traditional summative assessment with True/False, multiplechoice, and fillintheblank questions along with a calculations section. Note that this lesson only covers the basics of linear momentum and does not include impulse or angular momentum. 