We've just started our unit on Earth and Sun. This week and next we will be studying shadows and sun tracking. Fingers crossed, the weather will cooperate with us! This unit of study will most likely be our focus for the next 5-6 weeks. Included within in our study will be some STEM Challenges (a Halloween themed one coming up) and an introduction to Coding. The students loved this last year! I've attached some pictures from our STEM Paper Column Challenge from last week. The students did a great job building a sturdy column to hold piles of books. Ask them which shape held the most books and why!
We've had an amazing start to Science this year! Our focus for the next few weeks is the scientific processes and the use of variables. Our first investigation is the Hoop Glider lab. Students have built hoop gliders and are currently testing its ability to fly based on changing of the variable. We plan on conducting a few more investigations focusing on variables and how they can determine the outcome of the results. Stay tuned for more exciting investigations to come!