Today was our first day of P.E. Since it was SOOOO hot outside, we moved all of the desks in our classroom and danced along with a "Kids Exercise/Dance" video!
Today we started our physical science unit on matter. Our class was posed the question- If matter is too small to be seen, does it exist? They had to behave like scientists and write their hypothesis. Then we blew up balloons to prove that particles in gasses are too small to be seen and are freely moving about in the balloon.
Thank you to all of the parents who were able to come out to curriculum night. If you could not make it, you can find a copy of the powerpoint under the "Parent Forms" link. It contains all of the curriculum we will be covering this year along with field trips, homework, information about A.G.E. If you have any questions please feel free to sent me an email or a message through the "Contact" link.
Math Homework Help
Essential Question: How did the forces of flight impact the creation of your paper airplane?
Goal: to create a paper airplane.
Step 1: Discuss and create a paper airplane.
Step 2: Draw the plane you created.
Step 3: Fly your plane.
Step 4: Record the data. How far did the plane fly?
Step 5: Observe the flight of other's planes. Which were the three that flew the furthest? Why do you think they flew further than yours? What modifications could you make to your plane?
Step 6: Modify your airplane. How did you modify it? explain
Step 7: Draw the second plane. Make sure to illustrate the modifications.
Step 8: Fly the second plane.
Step 9: Record the results. How far did it fly? Did your plane fly further this time?
Step 10: What worked better this time? What would you still adjust?
Step 11: Report the results.
After we were done, we read an article on aerodynamics and discussed what modifications we could still make to our planes to make them fly further. This inquiry activity allowed our class to learn about the scientific process and engineering in a fun and exciting way!