Michael J. Allen

Class of 2018 - 2019

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Science-class teacher plan

This is the 'Specialist Class' page.

This page is for the students and parents of Mrs. Tuttle to find out about what happens during the Science class!

This week we get to know each other a little then jump right into Invention Challenge 1!

 

Invention Challenge 1

2015 -2016

2016 - 2017

2017 - 2018

We begin our first science unit on the subject of Simple Machines by taking part in this first of several Invention Challenges.

Designs are entered into a Ramp Run Challenge competition.

Students enter their vehicle into the competition. Design team-ups are mandated.
We investigate: What are the main problems each design faces?

Students generate testable hypotheses, identify independent variables, control dependent variables, conduct tests, improve designs, keep records of results.

It's a great way to introduce the students to the essence of Science in a format they all love!
In the final competition, we award Gold, Silver, Bronze, as well as Most Original, Most Unlucky, and Most Artistic awards!

Students will be:

This week, we continue testing then we write about our vehicles, photograph the final prototype and prepare for competition.


Tune back in here next Sunday for the next thrilling full plan!!

 

Science Curriculum Information