Knex’ting to the World

Knex’ting to the World —-Zoe Carpenter My 8th grade students learned about Newton’s Laws at the beginning of the year. To help them review for the California Science Test (CAST) I used the Knex Forces, Motion, and Energy Educator’s kit. The students were excited to be the first to use these kits as well as […]
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Mrs. Carpenter’s Class Continued

Two more groups were building cars which would be set loose down a ramp.  Their forward progress would be measured.  Different size wheels would then be attached and the experiment repeated and recorded.  Then weight would be added to the vehicle and the experiment repeated.  Wish I could have stayed for the whole experience to […]
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Rube Goldberg is Alive & Well

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZkcml2ZS5nb29nbGUuY29tJTJGZmlsZSUyRmQlMkYxdm0tTXZKb2d4MUxOZHJTV1NuQzQxUHpna1h2YnRJMEElMkZwcmV2aWV3JTIyJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIxMDAlMjUlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjI0ODAlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]Mrs. Carpenter’s 7th grade students were studying cause and effect by being given a huge container full of “stuff”.  Their assignment was to cause at least 3 different things to happen in order for a certain effect to occur.  2 different groups worked on this project in 2 different ways.  I didn’t get to stay […]
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FAB LAB at North Broadway

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The EEF recently visited the FAB LAB at North Broadway.  Teacher, Marcie Kurka, runs her FAB LAB every Friday.  Using Rube Goldberg’s ideas, there is a cart with all sorts of items…..string, rubber bands, popsicle sticks, etc.  Students are given tasks and work in small groups to accomplish the task.  The day we visited, students […]
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Innovative Learning & Grant Winners

Teachers at Lincoln Elementary are becoming familiar with the games students will be playing. Each grade level has a different selection of games which are designed to make kids think! The philosophy behind this grant is that students have a lot of knowledge they are not called on to use. These games….actually educational activities…..get kids […]
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