Students will explore electrical engineering and finding unit rate by building solar panel toy cars and racing them over two courses, calculating unit rate to compare speeds. Students will also explore why the angle of the solar panel makes cars go faster. Continue reading Unit Rate through Solar Cars
Students should have already been introduced to solving equations; this lesson is meant to further their understanding and contextualize giving real-life examples of when they would need to solve equations. This is a 1 day lesson.
- Student will be able to substitute values for the variables in Ohm’s Law, V-IR
- Student will be able to solve for a missing variable in Ohm’s Law, V=IR
- Student will have very basic understanding of what an electrical engineer does