Physical Science: Building
Students worked on constructing their prototypes for the design challenge. As they worked, I visited each group to ask a random student to explain their design, especially the reasoning in their decisions. Students did a nice job of connecting their decisions to their knowledge of Newton’s Laws and energy. They also did a nice job of trying to anticipate the needs of our imaginary customer.
I gave students use Kelly O’Shea’s whiteboard speed dating to tackle a goalless free fall problem. My PLC is working on how to develop our students’ mathematical communication, so I was thrilled to see the strides my students made once they knew a peer would have to follow their work. Students were also very positive and left class much more confident.