G6 Week 17 – S2

Last week in science!

Monday, May 17th

Today in science: Students were asked to continue their trials on the classroom track with their cars in the 2-blade, 4-blade, and 6-blade configuration in both the downwind and upwind directions. During these trials, students were responsible for recording time (in seconds) and distance (in meters) in data tables glued into their Lab Notebooks. This data was then used to calculate the speed of their car (in meters/second).

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, May 18th

Today in science: Students were asked to continue their trials on the classroom track with their cars in the 2-blade, 4-blade, and 6-blade configuration in both the downwind and upwind directions. During these trials, students were responsible for recording time (in seconds) and distance (in meters) in data tables glued into their Lab Notebooks. This data was then used to calculate the speed of their car (in meters/second).

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Thursday, May 20th

Today in science: To summarize our Propeller Car investigation, students were asked to draw a new force diagram in their Lab Notebooks that included the following forces (and arrows): gravity (Fg), wind/air (Fw), wind/air resistance (Fr), normal force (Fn), friction (Ff), and mechanical (Fm). When finished, students were briefly introduced to their next Forces & Motion module: the LEGO Free Kick. The new Free Kick teams began building their soccer player–or rather, the kicking leg of a soccer player–from the LEGO instructions staring on page 56 of their building instructions book.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Friday, May 21st – The lost day…

Today in science: There were a total of three students (that’s right, three!) who attended today’s science lesson in person (most 6th grade students were on a field trip for another class today). These lucky students were given the task of building all of the kicking legs that will be used in next week’s LEGO Free Kick investigation. And so, a special thanks goes out to Levi and Laurena for acting as Dr. M’s Master Builders.

Homework: There is no science homework this weekend.