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