Ship the Chip NGSS
Jun 05 2015
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Summary Information


Package, force, design, evaluate, solutions, design, solutions, optimize, systems

Performance Expectation:

Building Towards: PE MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem PE MS-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success. PE MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.* PE MS-PS2-2. Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

Estimated Time Required:

5-8 hours

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Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, students investigate the forces that potentially crush snack foods and then use this information to redesign chip packaging. They then evaluate and redesign the packaging based on testing in order to answer the driving question: What features of lightweight chip packaging minimize crushing during shipping?

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