Students today participated in a lab called Rubber Band Shoot! With a partner, students shot a rubber band from various lengths and recorded the distance it traveled. They were becoming proficient with the concept of potential and kinetic energy. Students got to use their hands to see how the more potential energy something has, the more kinetic energy occurs. Additionally, they could feel how force effected energy. Students also sharpened their graphing skill with a bar graph depicting their results. Miles thought, "It showed really good examples of potential and kinetic energy." "It was fun because we got to shoot rubber bands," giggled Avery. Arnie said, "it was fun because we got to go outside to see the results."
I hope you enjoy learning how the garden changes throughout the school year.