The New York Times has a weekly column that shares news worthy pictures from around the world. They do not include a caption. Students are asked to explain what they think is going on in the picture. I have used this feature to bring current events from around the world to my students. What’s Going […]
In November of 2019, my fourth graders used Flipgrid to explain SDGs to our sister classroom in Virginia. They also explained what SDG we were studying and how we were trying to achieve it. (Edit)
The featured image on this post is the balance of my school’s relationship with electricity. The dark orange is our electrical use. The bright orange is the production from our solar panels. Students have been learning about energy for the last few months. Next week we will be measuring our school’s “Phantom Loads”. We will […]
This is a kidwind wind turbine. It’s functional and mostly “fourth grader proof”. You can find out more about kidwind here: www.kidwind.org
Using the scroll saw to cut out a team’s “mascot”. Will they appreciate the extra time I took to cut it out?
Kids design blade shapes for the wind turbines. I am cutting out the blades with a scroll saw. It’s great having the right tool for the job! This week I plan on discussing why a turbine blade moves through the air when wind hits it. We will cover Newton’s Third Law and the Bernoulli Effect. […]