Using Mystery Science, we used marbles to study motion.
We joined Mystery Doug for a live event discussing questions about space and featuring Jessica Meir, an astronaut who just returned from the International Space Station. (She also graduated from the same school Mrs. Riggs and I attended - UC San Diego.) So cool!
So the competition continues. Tomorrow students will show their new and improved bridge designs. So far, the strongest holds 850 coins. Wow!
Today, we started a Mystery Science bridge building lesson (distance learning style). We watched the video during our daily Google Meet, discussed designs in the chat, created prototypes and started building bridges out of paper. Students are inserting pictures of their bridges into a Google Slides presentation and retooling/retesting designs. So far, Mia was able to build a bridge, made with only two pieces of paper, that can hold over 700 pennies! The competition continues next week. My little engineering scholars are amazing!
On Friday we used balloons to learn about static electricity. Check out the videos below.