SOMETHING HAPPENED WITH BLOGSPOT AND IT WAS SHUT DOWN LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY, MAY 12TH) AND THAT POST WAS DELETED ALONG WITH ALL THE PICTURES :( THUS, MY POST FOR TODAY (FRIDAY, MAY 13TH) IS UNDER THIS ONE FROM WEDNESDAY (THAT I ALSO HAD TO REPOST).
SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION, BUT YOU CAN READ ABOUT OUR ACTIVITIES FROM TODAY (FRIDAY, MAY 13TH) UNDER THIS POST!
Some may color me crazy, but I engaged us in a super involved activity today to explore the effects of gravity and how we work against it...we made parachutes for eggs!! Ahhhhh!!!!
After some math practice with telling time (on analog clocks!) and actually figuring out how many seconds there are in a day (86,400), week (604,800), and year (31,536,00), and then how many minutes and hours there are in a year (525,600 minutes & 8,760 hours), we got started on our Science activity/ experiment that took the remainder of the morning.
We are learning about force & motion on Earth and before we can learn about simple machines, we must understand that gravity is the greatest force as it is what keeps us and everything else grounded. The Earth pulls all objects on its surface towards the center. Our weight is actually our gravitational pull towards our planet. Thus, we must study how things are able to fly or how things are able to survive after being in air (sky divers, planes, birds, etc.). The students