Brain Booster - Can you solve it? Click here. YAY! Almost everyone solved today's Brain Booster. (higher level thinking skills, math & money skills)
Logic Puzzles - We solved 2 logic puzzles today - "Pizza Connection & Neighborhood Picnic." Several children shared that they are completing these puzzles at home - YAY! (see SOAR folder). (higher level thinking skills, logic reasoning, reading comprehension).
PBL "How does Design Impact Flight?" - We discussed thrust, weight, drag, and lift as they relate to flight. We watched a video showing how to create a "Arrow Plane." When we finished our planes we went to the stairwell and each child flew his/her plane 3 times and charted their results. After calculating the average, we discussed how the arrow is more aerodynamic than the other plane thus it flew the farthest. .
Egg Collector Invention - In preparation for STEAM Day (this Friday), student groups designed a contraption that would collect the most eggs. Many groups relied on using robots or buttons to collect eggs. However, they could not explain how their contraption actually worked. I am going to incorporate more creative tasks through the remainder of the year to promote thinking creatively. (Advanced Communication Skills, Creativity Skills).
Centers - Dizios, Q-Bits, Cool Math Games, Rush Hour, Analogies, Rush Hour, Keva Blocks