We completed our notes for the introduction of chemistry and began our anticipation page for our classroom chemistry unit. We will continue to work on this anticipation page next week as time allows after or experiments.
We continued our work with solids, liquids, and gasses describing their characteristics that help identify these states of matter.
Today we built our brushbots. Students were able to take these mini-robots home with them after constructing them in class today. Great work everyone.
We submitted our reflection questions for our electric car challenge and began our chemistry unit by classifying objects based on shared properties. We will continue with this activity in the coming days.
We completed our cars and tested these in the classroom drag racing track. Students began their reflection assignment as part of the assessment for this project. We will complete these questions tomorrow in class for those who did not complete today.
We completed the design and construction of our electric cars and will see how they measure up on Monday after a brief time period for finishing touches.
We began our construction of our electric cars in groups today. Students will finalize their designs tomorrow in class and have an opportunity to add finishing touches to their prototypes.
We had a competition to see who could design the most effective fan blade with our motor kits before testing the materials we will use to build our electric cars.
We wrote our mechanisms with electricity quiz and completed the fan questions from last day's activity. Students observed a demonstration of a gear drive on an electric motor to increase power.
We completed our review outline for tomorrow's quiz checked binders to see that the review assignment was done. Students will hand in their review assignment with their quiz tomorrow so that they may use this for studying. We completed our notes on electrical motors and began an activity where we created a direct drive fan using an electric motor and a 1.5 volt cell.