Science Updates-Scroll down for grade specific information.
Each grade level will be planning and conducting investigations to solve real-world problems. The following are topics each grade level will be covering in the next weeks.
Kindergarten-Structure and Function: Exploring Design
Essential Questions: How do you know something has been designed by a person or a team of people? Why should a step by step process be followed to solve a problem? Why is the shape of an object important? Why is the structure of an object important? Why is the function of an object important?
First-Light and Sound
Essential Questions: What are unique properties of light? What are unique properties of sound? How can people communicate over a distance?
Second-Matter and Materials Science: Properties of Matter
Essential Questions: Is it more important when designing a consumer product (toy, tool, or tennis shoe) to select a material that will last a long time, or material that doesn’t cost too much? Why? Why can some changes caused by heating or cooling not be reversed?
Third-Stability and Motion: Science of Flight
Essential Questions: How do balanced and unbalanced forces impact airplane flight?
How does working on a team help when solving design problems?
Essential Questions: How are potential and kinetic energy related? What happens to energy during a collision?