What puts an object in motion? What are pushes and pulls? How do different forces cause differences in motion? Kindergartners will be exploring how forces affect our everyday lives. We'll be completing lots of experiments and designing force-related solutions!
After Kindergartners finished improving their sleds, they had to show how they improved at least one of their designs in writing. Making improvements is an important part of an engineer's work. And check out the awesome
Kindergartners continue to improve their designs to get the biggest collision at the end of the ramp. With limited materials, they are trying to now not only knock over the big bad wolf, but other members in his family. Each of his family members is heavier than him, making them more challenging to knock over.
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Kindergartners are digging deeper into understanding how the results of force and motion experiments can inform the decisions they make to help solve a problem. Using The Three Little Pigs Sledding Adventure as a backdrop to a design challenge, students must design a solution that knocks the Big, Bad Wolf off of his feet at the base of a sledding hill. Our sledding hill is really the ramp and the crash box represents the Big, Bad Wolf!
Students will use the engineering design process as they walk through multiple iterations of their designs. Can they get the Wolf farther and farther away from the base of the hill when they collide with him? What if the Big, Bad Wolf puts on weight and is now more difficult to move in a collision? Kindergartners are just starting to answer these questions with each test they complete!