Nov. 26-present

Rube Goldberg Machines!

Nov. 19-20

This short week we will be playing our arcade games with our class and other classes. 

Nov. 12-16

This week we will be building cardboard arcade games. Please bring in any materials that you would like to use. 

Nov. 5-9

This week we'll be continuing building our hot air balloons. I think that we will even get to launch them and record data! 

Oct. 29-31

This week I had guest teachers and balloon building was put on hold. 

Oct. 22-26

Monday will be the last day to work on the string art projects. They will be collected on Tuesday and graded. Once they are graded they may go home and be finished with materials found at home if students wish to do that. These projects came out beautfully! Starting on Tuesday we'll begin our next project: making a hot air balloon! Teams will be building, launching, and recording data on their hot air balloons. If there are any parents who would like to volunteer during 1st or 2nd hour on an upcoming morning while we launch our balloons, please let me know. 

Oct. 15-16

During this short week we'll continue our string art. You have this week and next Monday to complete the 2 projects. If you have been working very diligently but have not completed the second project you will not be penalized. 

Oct. 8-12

This week we are continuing math string art. The projects are coming along beautifully! 

Ready for the next string project? You will need to know some things about coordinate planes and plotting ordered pairs. To prepare:

Watch this 7 minute video OR this set of very short videos: 1, 2, 3, 4

Complete this practice and this practice

Then, decide if you want to work on design one or design two and you'll get to work using the 4 quadrant coordinate grid. 

Oct. 1-5

Math art! We will be working on a string project that I direct which incorporates both math and art. After that, students will design their own math/string art project. 

Sept. 24-28 

Miniature miniature golf, continued. 

Sept 17-21

Putt putt! This week we will be designing miniature miniature (get it?) golf holes for younger students to enjoy playing. I'm excited! 

Sept. 10-14

It's trampoline week! Students will be building miniature trampolines and thinking about the physics behind how trampolines work. 

Sept. 4-7

This week we will be studying boats--what are the scientific principles that makes them float? The challenge will be to build a boat that does not sink, using limited materials.