2B Spins… But Not Out of Control
How do you balance an object? How do different forces create different sounds?
Tough questions, but not for grade 2 students who are completing a science unit on Balance & Motion.
Students learned how a push or pull force creates motion and that the amount of force effects how an object will move.
Using tops, zoomers, and twirlers, students experimented by applying various amounts of force to their objects to get them to move faster or slower.
Then, students took their investigation to a new level by using a real kid world application—bubble gum. Students explored how a strong or weak push effects the size of a chewing gum bubble. They determined a strong push force, creates a bigger bubble. But too much force creates a mess on your face.
Working together, 2B students were able to balance 15 clowns on a “high-wire”. Not an easy feat! Just when the class was able to balance 14 clowns, the addition of the 15th clown would throw the other 14 clowns off balance.
However, 2B students were not deterred. They continued to apply their newly acquired knowledge about counterweights and balancing points while demonstrating the ESLR of Working Collaboratively.
2B students also investigated how forces, create different sounds using kalimba’s and xylophones. They discovered the relationship between pitch and how quickly an object vibrates.
Whether making noise, balancing clowns, or blowing bubbles, 2B students are always learning.
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