G7 Week 08 – S2

Last week in science!

Lesson 1 – Monday/Tuesday, March 15-16th

Today in science: Using new links housed in the Google Science Classroom, Dr. M introduced students to the ONTARGET! Mars lander engineering challenge. This engineering challenge marks a slight shift in the focus of our science lessons towards physics. Among other things, over the course of this challenge students will be asked to develop their knowledge and understanding of both “forces” and “motion.”

Homework: Students have been asked to gather materials from home they would like to use for their new engineering challenge, which was introduced in class on Monday-Tuesday, March 15-16th. Although Dr. Merritt will provide the marbles (landers), paper cups (space capsules), string (mini zip line), lander targets, and paper clips, students are encouraged to collect materials they would like to use to modify their paper cup so that they can release their marble and consistently hit the target.

Lesson 2 – Tuesday/Wednesday, March 16-17th

Today in science: Students had the entire lesson to work on their ONTARGET! Mars lander engineering challenge. This meant setting up their zip lines, placing their targets, designing their probe release mechanisms, and testing their prototypes during repeated trial runs.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Lesson 3 – Thursday, March 18th

Today in science: Students again had the entire lesson to work on their ONTARGET! Mars lander engineering challenge. This meant setting up their zip lines, placing their targets, designing their probe release mechanisms, and testing (and filming) their prototypes during repeated trial runs.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Lesson 4 – Friday, March 19th (No school)

Today in science: —

Homework: —