This 9th Grade lesson incorporates science concepts of mass, weight, velocity and forces to determine what happens when a train hits a car. Students conduct an experiment using easily accessible materials (grapes, aluminum foil and a weight) and then analyze the results. The language arts component can be expanded for use in a health/safety or language arts curriculum. In such cases, students would do the experiment without the math problems.
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