Summer SAVY Session 6, Day 3, Forces of Nature
The students explored many types of forces of nature: Tornados, Tsunamis, Hurricanes, Storms, Lightning electricity, Drought, Floods, and Forest Fires. We also dug deeper into meteorology. The students were introduced to AVID One-Pagers (which many will use now that they are in higher grade levels) and they were all impressive! There was some great collaboration as well. We completed testing our blade prototypes (the variety of blades were added to Tuesday’s picture blog). Today’s main activity was the creation of sailboats, to reinforce the planning of materials and their sailboat designs. The students drew out their plans (blueprints) and once finished, we had a boat race to test hypotheses. A main focus today was to learn about weather and patterns, science experiments and improvements as part of the Engineering Design Process. Mechanical engineering was used to prove observations, materials, testing, and comparing the performance of the boats.
P.S. IF YOU HAVE A HALF GALLON JUICE BOX TO DONATE FOR OUR WINDMILL CREATIONS, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thank you to those that supplied some today!
After camp conversations:
- Can energy be created, destroyed, or transferred?
- Tell me about the sailboat race! What materials worked best? Which boat sailed the farthest and why do you think so?
- Tell me about your Forces of Nature One-Pager & ask about the “Gallery Walk”
So glad to work with your child this week! We love the curiosity they bring to the classroom!
Ms. Marshall & Prerna