Team Leggett

Team Leggett

Monday, November 24, 2014

We have been studying about force and interactions for the past four weeks. Students participated in 23 different hands-on investigations for 11 days before building their culminating roller coaster amusement park.

Here is a video of the experience.

Leggett Class Stanleys in Le bourg, France

Our Leggett Class Stanleys have arrived in Le bourg, France. These are two photos of Mrs. Celine Munoz's class holding up Stanleys of each person in our class. We are excited to see them travel.

Halloween Candy Drive and Letters for the Troops

Our class collected Halloween candy and wrote cards for the troops. We filled over 50 bags of candy and sent them to Operation Gratitude, who is going to disperse them to our troops.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mystery Skypes with Arizona & Ohio Classes

Yesterday, we had two Mystery Skypes today. One was with Mrs. Rollin's Class at Four Peaks Elementary in Apache Junction, Arizona.

We also had the opportunity to Skype with Mrs. Pickarski's class in Columbus, Ohio.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mystery Skype with Mrs. Brightman's Class in Athens, Alabama

We had a Mystery Skype with Mrs. Brightman's Class in Athens, Alabama on Wednesday. The students learned many facts about Alabama and had a chance to hear different dialect in the United States.

More Force and Interaction Discoveries

As part of the force and interactions unit, students went through twelve stations (three a day) focusing on different concepts. They were able to use the investigations to make discoveries about force and interactions.

Using an impact car to test Newton's Law, for every action, there is an opposite or equal reaction

Trying to bounce a bouncy ball in a cup to learn the differences in force needed on an object

Learning about inertia through the checker stack

Trying to throw a tennis ball into a cup to learn more about different forces needed on an object

Learning about magnetism using magnets

Trying to throw disks on different sections on the floor to learn about force and angles

Learning about electromagnetism by using a battery, wire and a nail

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Skype with Roller Coaster Engineer, Anya Lehrner

Great Coasters International Engineer, Anya Lehrner, took the time to Skype with us about roller coaster design. As part of our force and interactions unit, the students will be designing and building their own roller coaster amusement park. Anya gave them advice and let them know how force plays a role in roller coasters. She also let students know how they design, build and test roller coasters to make they are safe. Thank you, Anya!