Summer SAVY 2018: Session 3, Day 3 – Environmental Explorers (Rising 2nd)
Happy Third Day!
Today proved to be another busy day for our young explorers. They researched two different types of sand (beach and all-purpose) to better understand the landform that will affect the possible building of a children’s camp. They recorded data on the sands’ texture and other physical characteristics of the two types of sand. They even observe how the sand changes when combined with water.
After learning more about sand dunes and sand erosions, the explorers had the difficult task of designing and creating a structure using various craft materials. The structure had to support its own weight in the sand and hold-up after being struck with heavy winds. Some of the explorers had to use the “improve” process of the Engineering Design Process after their first attempts failed. With the new information on sand dunes and sand erosion, another member of the town council has switched to disapproving the building of a children’s camp. Therefore, the current vote is 6-4 in favor of the camp.
The highlight of the explorers’ day was visiting the stakeholders of Dunesville and the different organisms of the nearby ocean. Therefore, tomorrow they will begin the day using the “Reasoning about a Situation” chart to analyze the perspectives of the stakeholders of Dunesville. They will also collaborate with their peers to see what other information is needed in order for them to make a decision on the children’s camp.
Review the following video about sand erosion that caused one member of the town council to change her decision to disapproving the children’s camp.
Today’s Sand Experiment
Today’s Sand Observation- Beach vs. All-Purpose