Today was an amazing day of inquiry, design, and redesign as students worked to create catapults from a limited amount of materials – wire hangers, plastic spoons, and rubber bands. Students also provided a goalpost to catapult the pompom through. I was amazing by the background knowledge, perseverance, and problem solving abilities of these hard working 5th/6th graders.
Searching for a solution
Providing a goalpost for his team
Designing and redesigning!
Finding solution is hard work!
Working together is the name of the game!
- Students also worked to research important people of Ancient Greece, as well as important contributions to our current society such as theater, the olympics, and poetry. Students harvested information from textbooks and online resources. They completed their projects by writing 7-8 paragraphs about these ancient people.
Working together makes learning fun!