Monthly Archives: October 2018

Tin Cans needed for STEAM project

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We are in need of clean┬átin cans for an upcoming project involving our study of waves that we will be working on in a few weeks. So, if you have some soup-sized cans that you were planning on sending to the recycling facility, send them our way this time. We would really appreciate it. When we get what we need, we’ll send out an email. Thanks!

 

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Story Mapping with Pixar Shorts

We have just concluded reading and writing narrative stories in our CKLA reading curriculum, and we have taken a few days to focus more on literary story elements by viewing Pixar movie shorts before moving on to our next CKLA unit. We have analyzed the movie shorts whole class, collaboratively, and individually. As you may have guessed based on the content, our kids have been very engaged in this study.

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Potential vs Kinetic Energy

Here are a few more pics of students learning about potential and kinetic energy as well as how energy transfer works. Students engaged in a lab involving dropping different types of balls and recording data about their bounce heights. They also explored energy transfer by colliding marbles, and they explored energy concepts with rubber band cars.