Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Forces and Motion- Video Conferencing with NC School of Science and Math

 On Thursday, Ms. Schaefer's 5th grade class got to video conference with a scientist from the North Carolina School of Science and Math in science special. The scientist taught Ms. Schaefer's class through the computer about forces, friction, balanced and unbalanced forces, gravity, and motion. Students got to ask questions, answer her questions, see examples, and then complete a hands on experiment. Our students followed the technical design process as they designed, built, tested, changed, and tested again the car that they built. This wind powered car was made of lifesavers, straws, paperclips, and paper. After several car races, students crowned one team the air powered car champion! All fifth grade classes will get a chance to video conference at some point this school year!

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