Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Primary Science Club

Since the beginning of November, students from grades 1-3 have been meeting in the library from 12:30-1 for Primary Science Club. Each week we have been looking at the science behind some of the toys we play with. Our first week together, we investigated the effects of friction on spinning tops:

The next week we investigated the effects of different forces (pushes and pulls) on toy cars/jeeps:

Next, we investigated the laws of motion and experimented with Newton's cradle 
and created our own version with marbles:

And this week, we investigated the effects of gravity on balls and the arc that occurs when throwing balls. We made our own version of traditional wooden cup and ball games:

Our last session together will be Tuesday, December 7th in the library!

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