Barbie Bungees Again
Students will collect and analyze data to help them predict the longest bungee cord that Barbie can use safely.
The teacher should find a video showing a real bungee jump and lead a discussion on what makes a good bungee jump. After this discussion, present the scenario about Barbie and her bungee jump.
Barbie is interested in going bungee jumping. Since she is a thrill seeker, she would like to have the longest jump possible, without hitting the ground. Help Barbie decide how long the bungee cord must be to give her the most fun without getting injured.
I think this is such a creative and unique way to engage students and to make real-life connections to these topics. Thank you so much for sharing! Definitely saving this activity for later use!
How can you build the longest bungee cord for Barbie that keeps her safe?
CCSS, Content Standards to Domain Level
CCSS, Standards for Mathematical Practices
Effective PtA, highlighted Effective Teaching Practice and/or Guiding Principle CCSS
Original author: Samuel E. Zordak
Illuminations lesson: Barbie Bungee
CRDT team: Luke Wilcox, Deidra Baker, Jerel Welker, Michelle Greene and Lindsey Gallas