We're beginning to look at motion and forces and today we were outside for a lab. We taking footage for an action movie....totally acted by sloths (so no speeding around!!). Here are some pictures of our classes outside, using scooters to set up different scenes so we can observe motion from different reference points and learn what relative motion is all about.
Out SciFri video was about motion and forces today, as we start our first unit of content! Usain Bolt is known for his speed running...but can he beat the motion of something due to the acceleration due to gravity?
Sorry this is a little late but here is our SciFri video from last week. What do you think happens to a basketball when it's dropped from a really high height? What do you think might change if you give it a little backspin? I guarantee you wouldn't have expected this! Air and how it interacts with matter really plays a large role in the motion of objects. We'll explore some similar concepts with this in our first major unit about forces.
Ms. Sereika is a teacher at North Olmsted Middle School teaching 8th grade science.