Friday, 6/2/17- B Day- Bridge Structural Integrity Testing Day

Learning Objective:

  • To develop a performance-based project to demonstrate understanding of principles associated with building bridges
  • To acquire scientific knowledge regarding the design principles associated with force and load distribution in the design of a “popsicle stick” bridge
  • To design, build, and test a “popsicle stick” bridge within design parameters

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Sit with your bridge engineering team. Get your bridge and bring it back to your table. Clean up any left-over materials.
  2. Go to the following location to test how well you and your team succeeded in meeting the building parameters of the bridge according to the rubric.

Period 7 – BAND ROOM

Period 6 – AUDITORIUM

Period 4 – AUDITORIUM

Period 2 – 12:15 – AUDITORIUM

Period 3 – BAND ROOM

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Tuesday, 2/14/16- A Day- Kickball and Pep Rally

Period 3- Kickball Game

Learning Objectives:

  • To apply Newton’s third law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of objects

Learning Activities:

  1. Engineering Project– Newton’s Scooters- In this project, you will use Newton’s third law of motion to design and build a vehicle that moves without the use of gravity or a power source such as electricity. Final Project Presentations- Periods 4, 6, & 7- Remaining groups need to present poster and demonstrate scooter.
  2. Educational VideoMentos and Diet Coke MythBusters

Friday, 6/10/16- A Day

EXPECTATIONS for Newton’s Scooter Design Challenge Presentations/Demonstration

  • Line up outside of the classroom door with your right shoulder facing the wall.
  • Walk quietly in the hallway toward the main office. We will exit the building using the doors outside of the auditorium. Wait for a teacher before you walk outside.
  • When you get outside, walk up to the wall and sit down. Be sure to sit close together because we have to fit two classes of students there.
  • The wind may blow so hold tightly to your posters and scooters!
  • During the presentations, be respectful and listen to your classmates.
  • Encourage each other during the demonstration. Be positive with your comments.

Learning Objectives:

  • To apply Newton’s third law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of objects

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Sit with your collaborative group; Get out your poster and your Newton’s scooter; Be ready to focus on the Expectations for the Newton’s Scooter Design Challenge Presentations/Demonstrations.
  2. Science Friday- The Real Guide to Imaginary Creatures Part 3
  3. Engineering Project– Newton’s Scooters- In this project, you will use Newton’s third law of motion to design and build a vehicle that moves without the use of gravity or a power source such as electricity. Final Project Presentations
    • Present poster.
    • Demonstrate scooter.
  4. Educational VideoMentos and Diet Coke MythBusters

Thursday, 6/9/16- B Day

Period 3- Presentation of the scooter that you designed and built for the Newton’s Scooter Design Challenge

Learning Objectives:

  • To apply Newton’s third law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of objects

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner and Get out the sketch of your scooter design, your poster, and your Newton’s scooter prototype.
  2. Engineering Project– Newton’s Scooters- In this project, you will use Newton’s third law of motion to design and build a vehicle that moves without the use of gravity or a power source such as electricity. Create a prototype of your scooter and a poster presentation.
    • Build your vehicle according to your group’s design.
    • Create a poster that includes:
    • An explanation of how the scooter that you designed demonstrates Newton’s 3rd law of motion
    • A prediction of how your scooter will perform in the demonstration.

Homework:

Newton’s Scooter Design Challenge Final Project Presentation due tomorrow 6/10

Wednesday, 6/8/16- A Day

Learning Objectives:

  • To apply Newton’s third law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of objects

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner and get out the sketch of your scooter design, the draft of your poster, and any building materials.
  2. Engineering Project– Newton’s Scooters- In this project, you will use Newton’s third law of motion to design and build a vehicle that moves without the use of gravity or a power source such as electricity. Create a prototype of your scooter and a poster presentation.
    • Build your vehicle according to your group’s design.
    • Create a poster that includes:
    • An explanation of how the scooter that you designed demonstrates Newton’s 3rd law of motion
    • A prediction of how your scooter will perform in the demonstration.

Homework:

Newton’s Scooter Design Challenge Final Project Presentation due Thu 6/9 (Period 3)/Fri 6/10