Powering Thru the Fair

Powering Thru the Fair Powering Thru the Fair


In this unit of study, students take a virtual field trip to the NYS Fair in order to investigate the energy used there. They follow a map to visit the roller coaster, ball toss, bumper cars, etc… while exploring ideas such as speed, collisions, and energy conversions. As a final performance assessment, students will create exhibits to be displayed at the fair suggesting ideas for making it more ecofriendly. The NYS Fair will award free admission tickets to the winners of this contest.

Suggested Grade Placement: 4

Scheduling: 9 weeks