This week, students presented their science investigations about energy. Their goal was to create an investigation that showed how energy changed and to be able to explain it. Grade 4 came to see the experiments, along with teachers and administrators. The students enjoyed showing their projects and also got some insight into how to present […]
After our walking field trip last week, students reflected how their ride exemplified energy. Here are their thoughts. We also discussed how this is a published piece. How does the writing hold up as well?
Students, the 5B science fair is coming. It’s time to show us what you’ve learned about energy. All you need is an investigation, attention to detail, everything documented and practice presenting. We will be presenting to another class on Monday, Jan. 27th. Next week, there will be time to work on it, but you might […]
Today we headed out into the bitter cold for a good, brisk walk to downtown Yokohama. Students carried pedometers or iPhones with apps as we headed out to see how much energy we use walking. It was a good walk: quiet, along the bay. We finished our walk at the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama, […]
What did you do in school today? We watched ice melt…and raisins dance. Science has been happening all over this week. We’ve been asking questions, predicting what might happen, taking some close observations, and then reflecting on what we think happened…and of course, asking more questions. There was some roller coaster building. How do you […]
Everyone loves roller coasters–well, at least grade 5 students love roller coasters. As part of our unit inquiring into energy, students tried out their own roller coaster. With several styrofoam pipe insulators, some tape and a marble, they created roller coasters. As a team, they tried different ideas to make the most complex roller coaster […]
Thursday’s Science Museum. How does energy change? 5B Science Museum on PhotoPeachhttp://photopeach.com/public/swf/story.swf
What do you know about energy? Our students have questions. Please scroll through their pages and answer if you can. You can add your voice. It’s open to all. Thanks! http://voicethread.com/book.swf?b=2484053
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Energy can be converted from one for to another and stored in various ways. We start our inquiry with questions: