Forces and Motion Hula-Hoop Science

Scope of Service: Program Criteria /Educational Merit

Science Goals: Develop conceptual understanding of science principles through student inquiry, experimentation and demonstration of technical design reinforcing in students the notion that “what” is known is inextricably tied to “how” it is known with opportunities for students to engage in “hands-on/minds-on” activities.

Program Description: Students learn in a simple, engaging, and fun way the principles of physics by using hula-hoops tricks to demonstrate the mechanics of Forces and Motion. Physics principles explored: gravity, friction, rotation, torque, axis, centripetal and centrifugal force, and Newton’s laws of motion. In-school field trip program meets NC Teaching Standards.

Class Details / Rates / Space Requirements

1st – 5th Grade Program

Class Size Max: 50 Students per group

Class Length: 50 minutes

Rate: $300 per group

Multiple Groups Per Day Rates:

2 groups = $290 per group

3 groups – $280 per group

4-6 groups = $270 per group

Class Location: All classes must be held indoors in a gymnasium.

Downtime Fee: $50 per hour. Up to 15-minute break between classes included. Required 30-minute break every 3 classes included.

Travel Fee: Travel expenses for sites more than 20 miles from zip code 28031. Currently $0.625/mile.

Overnight Fee: $200/night. Schools booking in the same area on consecutive days can share the travel and overnight fees.

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Hula-Hoop Science Program meets NC Essential Standards (Grades K-8):

Physical Science – Forces and Motion

Hula-Hoop Science Program meets Clarifying Objectives:

1.P.1 Understand how forces (pushes or pulls) affect the motion of an object.

1.P.1.1 Explain the importance of a push or pull to changing the motion of an object.

3.P.1 Understand motion and factors that affect motion.

3.P.1.1 Infer changes in speed or direction resulting from forces acting on an object.

3.P.1.2 Compare the relative speeds of objects that travel the same distance in different amounts of time.

3.P.1.3 Explain the effects of earth’s gravity on the motion of any object on or near the earth.

5.P.1 Understand force, motion, and the relationship between them.

5.P.1.1 Explain how factors such as gravity, friction, and change in mass affect the motion of objects.

5.P.1.2 Infer the motion of objects in terms of how far they travel in a certain amount of time and the direction in which they travel.

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