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!