Our students enjoyed a busy day of learning together. Â All 4th grade students started the morning with Ameritowne job training.
Before lunch students split into 4 groups and began researching:
- What is a catapult?
- How does it work?
- What does projectile mean?
- What is a simple machine?
After lunch we exchanged Valentines, took a spelling and vocabulary test, and once again got into groups for our Catapult STEM project. Â At this point, groups received materials. Â Group discussions on how to begin construction began. Â Then the scientific process of trying the catapult. Â Recognizing problems, then making a modification to the simple machine and trying again.
Great team work from all STEM project groups. Â (No candy hearts were harmed during this experiment.)