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>Can this experiment be completed in 40 minutes? The preparation is
>critical to having the students stay "on task". How many days would
>be needed to prepare for this experiment?
It is our consensus here that truthfully, you, as the teacher, is the
one who knows your class best. Therefore, you are the best one to
gage whether or not your students could complete an activity in a
given amount of time. I know that with my last class, whatever time
was suggested needed to be doubled, at least. The same advice goes
for preparation for the unit. Only you can judge if your students
are ready to undertake the concepts, group work, and other ancillary
activities that go along with any experience. An additional resource
is one that we listed on our "Science in Focus: Force and Motion" Web
Good luck in your quest.
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