On Tuesday, the students learned about Newton’s Third Law of Motion. They were given four different experiments to complete: one on momentum, one on collisions, one on reactionary force, and one on pendulums. There was a ton of learning going on in class, and everyone had something interesting to do.
With Newton’s Laws of Motion finished Tuesday, the students wrapped up their learning on Wednesday with a lab that gave them the opportunity to complete many different mini-experiments. Each experiment linked back to several of the concepts they learned during the last week and a half and demonstrated at least one of Newton’s Laws of Motion. The students experimented with toy soft dart launchers, hovercrafts, Newton’s Cradle, and a variety of other things. This was a great way to wrap up Newton’s Laws and prepare their minds for their final project — creating their own amusement park ride. Today, the students will be designing, constructing, and testing a roller coaster track. We’re on the edges of our seats waiting to see what things they will come up with!