Motion Madness: Choose the Winner

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This is an online game that explores speed, range and momentum. Learners will pick the winners in a 16-team tournament in 3 events: Tug-o-war, sprint, and marathon. Examples of tournament participants are a snail, the Voyager I spacecraft, and North America. The learners will have the opportunity to read a little about each participant to assist in informing their choices.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • computer with mouse and internet access


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Momentum and Velocity
      • Acceleration
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • COSI classroom and online acitvities


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