Monday, January 11, 2016

Speedometry - Using Hot Wheels in the Classroom

This summer, I learned about an AMAZING resource for fourth grade classroom teachers and homeschool families. What is it? A Speedometry™ kit from the Hot Wheels company! This is a *FREE resource, too!!

What Speedometry™ Does
  • teaches problem-based learning through play
  • uses hands-on activities
  • meets CCSS, NGSS & TEKS standards
  • engages students

Speedometry™ Lessons

  • Unit 1: Speed Ramps
    • Potential & Kinetic Energy
    • Measurement & Distance
    • How to Represent Data with Charts
    • How to Present Findings from Research Projects
  • Unit 2: Mini Collision Course
    • Potential & Kinetic Energy
    • Measurement & Distance
    • Relationship Between Energy & Force
    • How to Present Findings from Research Projects

You can download the grade 4 CCSS & NGSS English curriculum HERE.
You can download the grade 4 CCSS & NGSS Spanish curriculum HERE.
You can download the grade 4 TEKS English curriculum HERE.
You can download the grade 4 TEKS Spanish curriculum HERE.
You can download the grade 4 Family English curriculum HERE.
You can download the grade 4 Family Spanish curriculum HERE.


* Due to high demand, this kit is currently unavailable. That doesn't mean you can't use it, though. You can put together your own Speedometry™ kit, or you can keep your eyes open for the next release.

Here are a few pictures of my students using the Speedometry™ kit in my classroom:

 

I hope you can use this great product in your classroom!

Monica



Information regarding the Hot Wheels Speedometry™ Kit gathered from: 
Download Grade 4 Curriculum Aligned with CCSS & NGSS. (n.d.). Retrieved January 11, 2016, from http://www.hotwheels.com/en-us/speedometry.html


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