Friday, May 10, 2013

Predictions in First Grade

First graders continue to work on the force and motion science unit during their enrichment class. As a group we are focused on practicing the steps to performing great experiments: creating a question (wondering and noticing), setting up an experiment, making predictions, observing and then writing results.

This week we are exploring how changes in a ramp impact the speed and distance that a ball will roll. Students are connecting what they know about sledding and skiing to make great predictions before they experiment.

I have been impressed with student ability to make educated guesses!

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