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.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
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.
Posted by Brandi Leggett at 9:56 AM
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|
Posted by Brandi Leggett at 9:53 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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!
Posted by Brandi Leggett at 7:24 AM