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Sound & Light Units

Minute to Win It Games

Any Grade Level

Content Area & Topic: Engineering, Physics, and Sound

Lesson Overview: Based on the fun game show of Minute to Win It, these activities provide students with engaging, hands on learning into many different units within the curriculum standards. The games pulled together for this lesson plan focuses on forces and motion. Some may apply to the sound and light units.

Iowa Core Statements:

  • Understand and apply knowledge of motions and forces.
  • Identify and generate questions that can be answered though scientific investigations.

Content Objectives:

  • Design and conduct different kinds of scientific investigations.
  • Understand that different kinds of questions suggest different kinds of scientific investigations.
  • Select and use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze and interpret data.
  • Incorporate mathematics in scientific inquiry.
  • Communicate and defend procedures and explanations.
  • Recognize that the motion of an object can be described by its position, direction of motion and speed.
  • Explain how an object that is not being subjected to a force will continue to move at a constant speed in a straight line.
  • Describe how unbalanced forces cause changes in speed or direction of an object’s motion.
  • Understand that the acceleration of an object is determined by the mass of the object and the force applied to it.

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