"How much weight can our bridge hold until it fails?" was one of our tests.
video Science - Building Bridges   --  We had a great time learning about civil engineering with Ms. Jan from the Science Museum!
quicktime Research Sharing   --  When our room has amassed quite a bit of research from Choice Reading/Choice Work, then we have a big sharing time. Small groups of students rotate around the room listening to every researcher present and asking the researchers questions. John and I watch the confidence and style of the presenters grow as they go!