This lesson is on motion of objects. Students will learn what factors affect the speed of an object through experimentation with gumballs rolling down an incline. The students will collect data through experimenting, create graphs from the data, interpret the slope of the graphs and create equations of lines from data points and the graph. They will understand the relationship of speed and velocity and be able to relate the velocity formula to the slope intercept form of the equation of a line.

### General Information

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

**Grade Level(s):**9, 10

**Intended Audience:**Educators

**Suggested Technology:**Internet Connection, Interactive Whiteboard, Basic Calculators, LCD Projector, Overhead Projector, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office

**Instructional Time:**2 Hour(s)

**Resource supports reading in content area:**Yes

**Freely Available:**Yes

**Keywords:**algebra, physical science, motion, v=d/t, slope-intercept form, slope, graph, table

**Resource Collection:**

__FCR-STEMLearn Physical Sciences__