The students and teacher will go on a walk to look for and record the different types of structures they see in their community. Discussion will revolve around what a structure is, what makes it strong and stable, and what forces act on it. An investigation of structures can result from this shared experience. After gaining knowledge of structures, students will be asked to design and build a structure, such as a longhouse or a pioneer house, which is strong, stable, and can withstand forces applied to it.
PREPARING OURSELVES FOR NATURAL DISASTERS: HOW DO WE INNOVATE OUR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF STRONG AND STABLE STRUCTURES AND THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND US TO HELP PEOPLE SURVIVE A TSUNAMI?
In this inquiry, students will understand and learn more about the devastating effects of a Tsunami. What causes tidal waves with such force? They will also learn how plants and soils help to... read more
This demonstration/activity introduces students to the concept of limiting reagent in a chemical reaction. Too often, students think that one can produce more product by using larger quantities of... read more
The safety air bag system in an automobile uses chemical reactions in order to function. When a collision occurs, a sensor indicates that the car's momentum has changed and this triggers a series of... read more