MS Scientists at Work

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One of my greatest privileges as middle school principal is to be able to visit so many classrooms; to see such great learning going on each day.  Here is what I came upon this week in the 6th grade science room.

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Documenting their work on their blogs is an opportunity for further reflection.
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Using cardboard, paper, and lots of tape, students created ramps designed to met set requirements.
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Careful calculations bring a direct connection between math and science.
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Working with peers on projects like this requires students to develop strong collaboration skills.
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Tape, tape and more tape …
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The finished displays described some of the assignment requirements.
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Some finished products were painted by students to create a more polished look.
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This elaborate ramping system involved straws as guides.
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Students had to support their work mathematically.
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Cut out windows and landscaping added interest to this particular project.