What can magnets do? & How can you unlock a door using a magnet? - April 18 & 25, 2022
In these two lessons, we explored the surprising properties of magnets and experiment with an invisible force that acts at a distance. In the activity, "Magnet Discovery", we used ring magnets and common objects to discover the push and pull of magnets and how magnets attract certain types of metals. As a follow-up lesson, we investigated magnetic attraction and repulsion. In the activity, "Invent a Magnetic Lock", we applied our scientific ideas about magnets to create a useful product: a magnetic lock that can open a paper door. We engaged in the engineering design process to test and improve our designs.
Introduce to How We Use a Microscope - March 14, 2022
In this lesson, we were introduced the different parts of a microscope and how to use them. We also practiced focusing on prepared slides and drawing them to scale and with accuracy. We also use different levels of microscopes that uses a mirror for a light source, fixed lens, with compound magnification.
"What makes bridges so strong?" Balanced Forces & Engineering - Feb. 14, 2022
students will learn about real-life bridge design. In the activity, Paper Bridge Engineering, students will use their knowledge of forces to build a strong bridge that supports as many pennies as possible -- using only paper.
Snowman STEAM Challenge - Dec. 13, 2021
Fossil Evidence & Classification - Dec. 6, 2021
Today we did a fossil dig with Ms. Chen in the Maker Space. We discussed how we know what dinosaurs looked like, We particularly looked at their teeth to determine if they are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores.