G6 Week 15 – S2

Last week in science!

Monday, May 3rd (No school)

Today in science: —

Homework: —

Tuesday, May 4th

Today in science: Many E period students were absent due to their History field trip. Those present in class were asked to build a special type of LEGO BricQ vehicle for the next forces and motion challenge: a land yacht. Since all F period students were present, this class continued the summary activity (making a series of force diagrams) that began during last Friday’s lesson and required a set of skier/slope diagrams.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Thursday, May 6th

Today in science: E period students continued the summary activity (making a series of force diagrams) that began during last Friday’s lesson and required a set of skier/slope diagrams. Towards the end of the lesson, however–much like their F period classmates who had already prepared their Lab Notebooks for the next investigation–E period students were able to begin testing their land yachts in front of the circular floor fans in preparation for Friday’s more ‘official’ tests.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Friday, May 7th

Today in science: During the first half of the lesson, E & F period students refined their land yacht variables today in preparation for their final test. An emphasis during this portion of the lesson was on learning to be systematic (done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical). This meant making deliberate, planned, strategic, responsive changes to any one (or more) of the six design variables identified in the previous lesson. During the second half of the lesson, students were asked to perform their final test: 5 supervised trials in which the student teams recorded their trial results (plus additional observations) in their Lab Notebooks and then calculated the average distance traveled over their 5 trials.

Homework: There is no science homework this weekend.