Today in STEM we were groups of four to create a boat out of aluminum. Two were created from each group, one being a test boat and the other one being the final boat. In the testing pool, the groups figured out how many marbles their boat could take before sinking, one group even managed to hold 200 marbles.
Today students took their last two practice practice test to prepare for the entrance exams in the upcoming weeks. For HackShop teams began their next super fun activity, the Makey Makey. Makey Makeys are small software devices that allow you to connect everyday objects to control your computer. During class,students were also interviewed on their high school decisions
Today in class we learned about wind power and the orgin of wind, we created a paper cup windmill and tested it with a fan and talked about the data of our light bulb experiment from the last session learning about amps, and dependent variables.
Today the fifth grade class began their catapult construction and were tasked to build a catapult that is accurate with a lot of power to travel up to 6 meters. Everyone built a catapult based on what they have been learning about simple machines or just out of creativity.
Today 6th grade finished up their PHETs and they started K’NEXs again. They were building beam bridges and they had to work as a team which they enjoy doing. They stayed really focused and had lots of fun even while answering questions on their worksheets. In math they worked on 3 dimensional figures, specifically cubes and they were so interested.
Today, the 6th grade learned about kinetic and potential energy. They matched definitions and examples, and they completed worksheets. They had a lot of fun learning about kinetic and potential energy. They also used popsicle sticks to build and they worked really hard to accomplish their goals.
Today the 5th graders learned about Global Warming, climate and weather. They also learned about the North and South Poles. The 5th graders were given a stack of cards, listing things that the Arctic and Antarctic either indiviually had, or shared. They made predictions about where they thought each card would fit, once all the groups finished, the class went over their predictions together. Afterwards, the students participated in an activity that would help them understand the effects of the Industrial Revolution on our atmosphere. The students rolled a die 10 times. Depending on what they rolled, the students would have to
Today in 6th grade, the 6th graders worked on building with marshmallows. They worked with a substitute to build a bridge with toothpicks and marshmallows and they came out really great.
They had to test the strength of the bridges and thy all worked hard to pass. They had so much fun with this assignment especially when they got to eat the marshmallows.
Today 6th grade went to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. They learned a lot about environment, insects, and their habitats. They took a tour in the new exhibit and they were so excited. After this they started working with K’Nexs, which they used to build bridges and towers. They were so excited and were on their best behavior as well.