Saturday, March 11, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
First graders completed their first experiment this morning, complete with a scientific write up! We started by learning about the scientific method and then walked through the steps of the experiment together. The question that drove this investigation was "Does the weight of the ball affect how hard or easy it is to make it move?" Students had to make a prediction, draw their plan, execute the plan, observe what happened during at least three trials and then write up their conclusion.
Friday, March 3, 2017
During our force and motion unit the main materials that we will use will be a collection of balls and a ramp. One of our activities before the break was to compare and contrast the collection of balls. First graders did some testing, exploring, and rating of the balls in four different categories. They also started learning about the concept of a Fair Test. Stay tuned for the experiments phase!