Well hello followers! So this week is crazy wild, we have report cards, placement meetings, book studies and common assessment scores due before hitting the bricks for Spring Break. In the event that you plan on coming back from Spring Break to conduct a short unit on force and motion; I have the unit for you! I have been working with my students on recognizing the effects of force and motion on objects. The culminating activity will be the creation of their own personal mouse trap.....you know the old game with the marble, tub, and plastic net that catches the mouse. We began by going through the packet and performing a few experiments to help us understand the physics of force and motion. I paired my students up and gave them baggies with the 4 items they used to complete the experiments. I just kept the baggies on my file cabinet for the week- it was super nice to have put together. After completing the packet my kiddos brought their household trash to school, examined what objects they have to work with, and designed their mouse trap using what they know about force and motion to create a fast moving mouse trap. I will have to post pics of the finished mouse traps on Friday for all to see.
Packet Trap Trial Runs Trap Rules Objects Description Page