Favorite Quotes:

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” Clay P. Bedford

“A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Adams

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Motion and Design

I have never seen the students' more excited about science because this week we are building vehicles! Last week we learned about Sir Isaac Newton and his three laws of motion. We went outside and took turns being unbalanced forces and putting beach balls in motion. This week we are covering motion and design. First, the students' got to freely explore the different parts in their buckets. Each group got to design their own vehicle without a technical design guide. Today, they got to draw the design of the vehicle they actually built. Then we timed our vehicles to see which ones were the fastest. We made predictions based on mass and weight. Students' even connected it to Newton's first law because they had to used their force to put the vehicles in motion. Tomorrow we will be building new vehicles by following a technical design blueprint. Stay tuned!

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