Use the Force

When Yoda says to, “Use the Force” this must have been what he meant: physical science!  From pushes and pulls to gravity, forces get us going or make us stop in our tracks.  Through trial and error Grade 1 has attempted to get forces to work in their favor by utilizing simple machines.  With hands and miscellaneous materials students created gravity defying loops with inclined planes, improvised structures to support pulleys, took apart and rebuilt a clock and all its gears, and set up an adventure land for wheel and axle laden toy cars.  Just another day in the Acorn Room: figuring it out, making mistakes, and practicing how to work together.

Wheel and Axles in Toy Cars

Gears in Clockworks

Pulleys

The Inclined Plane, aka. Marble Ramp with Loop-de-loop

 

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