Science this month continued its exploration of simple machines, energy and momentum. Students conducted experiments using pediums and dropping objects on force metters in order to discover changes in momentum. Students also used their knowledge of simple physics to create paper roller coasters. All these discoveries have allowed for a solid foundation of knowledge in order to start our Shoebox Motion Machine STEAM project. Students have already created blueprints of machines that demonstrate physical motion within a shoebox. Students have designed pinball machines, games, sorting machines, and other interactive machines. This STEAM project has just started the building process and we cannot wait to showcase the final results at our zoom showcase on December 14.
The 7th grade has been spending the past few weeks learning about rational numbers. Now they have moved on to Algebra, where they have been exploring algebraic expressions and equations. Next, they will learn about inequalities and ratios.