In this lesson, students will build a ramp out of a pool noodle and use it to launch a marble across the room. Students will investigate by adjusting the height and slope of the ramp and record their findings on a data sheet. Students will practice collecting and analyzing data and will investigate the importance of performing repeated experimental trials. Students will practice converting metric units of distance as well as the addition and division of decimals to find the mean of a small data set.

### General Information

**Subject(s):**Science, Mathematics

**Grade Level(s):**5

**Intended Audience:**Educators

**Suggested Technology:**Document Camera

**Instructional Time:**55 Minute(s)

**Keywords:**Decimals, Pool Noodle, Marble, Ramp, Average, Repeated Trials

**Instructional Component Type(s):**

**Lesson Plan**, Worksheet, Assessment, Image/Photograph, Learning Goal

**Resource Collection:**

__Collier MSP K-5__