Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday, August 1st

Today we used simple machines to learn how spreading a force over a distance can make it easier to move objects. We reviewed the six simple machines and how they work. The class then proceeded to explore levers, pulleys and a compound machine consisting of an incline plane and a pulley.  We discussed how collecting a lot of data can mask some of the inaccuracies and irregularities that occur in elementary classrooms. Kelly shared literacy connections and how you can use literacy to initiate a an engineering project. In the afternoon we presented our group with an engineering challenge. They would have to design a Rube Goldberg device that incorporated three simple machines. 
      To wrap up our day, our docent  Julie, took us on a tour of the 15th floor of Wilson Hall and of the Linac Accelerator.  

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