Oct 31 - Nov 4
I hope every had a great fall break! This week we are going to continue working with our simple machines.
Enjoy your fall break! I hope you all have a good time with your families and I look forward to hearing about what you did.
This week you will only have one tech class, on Monday/Tuesday, you will not have tech class on Friday due to the Fall Festival. This week we will build a car launcher! We will use the launcher to try to send the car UP the ramp. Will it work? Which launcher makes the car go th farthest and why?
On Monday/Tuesday we will build a spinning top! We will test out different ways of making the top top spin longer.
On Friday we will build a seesaw! Yes, the type of seesaw on the playground; no, you can't sit on this one. We will discover how to balance the seesaw and what this means.
It time for simple machines! For the next 6 weeks we will building simple machines, we will build them then explore what they can do. This week we will be building a windmill and test out different wings to see which works better.
Below are some great websites & apps for extra practice at home.
Dance Mat - a great way to learn how to use the keyboard
ABCya! - filled with great educational games in all subjects
MouseGames - this website will help you master your computer mouse skills
Sago Apps - these are great educational apps to use on your iPad at home
Duck Duck Moose - owned by Khan Academy this series of apps cover all different learning topics