Learning objects Skateboard race [Windows version]

TLF ID L39

Help a teenager to fit new wheels for his skateboard. Test the strength and hardness of materials such as glass, aluminium and polyurethane. Choose the most suitable material.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students compare the strength and hardness of a range of materials.
  • Students explore how the physical properties of materials affect their suitability for industrial applications.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Natural and processed materials
Concept
  • Science/Simple experiments
  • Science/Physical properties
  • Science/Materials
Skill
  • Analysis;
  • Application;
  • Comprehension;
  • Knowledge
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Experiment;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

Contributors
  • Subject matter expert
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
  • Initial load time and load time on some screens may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64 kbps connection due to the use of rich media content. Learning object may not operate correctly in Safari on OS X due to problems loading the experiment video.
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.