This week students performed an experiment of their own design. They chose experimental questions ranging from: Which type of paper makes a paper airplane fly the farthest? to "How does eating fast food affect my heart rate?"
As students perfected their skills at writing scientific procedures, we took a break and decided to write directions for building a s'morewich snack. While working in pairs, students wrote step by step directions explaining how to put together the sandwich. Then they traded cards! At that point, they could only follow what was written on their cards. That's where it got interesting!
This past week 8th grade continued to review content they have previously learned. We played team Kahoot! while reviewing graphing and cycles and ended the week with a challenge activity! Here's some pictures of the team challenge:
This week in science we began our Science Olympics! Students first divided into teams, choosing a team name, flag and victory dance. Our first event was building the tallest tower possible with only 8.5x11 paper. While this was frustrating for some, the teams came together and supported each other as they successfully achieved their goal! After the team building challenge, students competed in different events involving measurement, converting between the metric system and US standard units and finding creative ways to remember the order of prefixes. Next week we will continue our competitions, while we review science that has been previously learned and kick off the year together!