Today, Dane and I decided to work on some Lego Science. He is all about school work when it involves Legos.
Here is the chart we used. First he made 4 different LEGO vehicles, all of his own creations. He named them and I printed a blank chart with the photos of each creation. Then as we worked, he filled in the chart with pencil. (Later, I had him transfer his findings to the computer. This also gave him the opportunity to work on his typing.)
We made lot of predictions/estimations. We used a digital postage scale to weigh the creations in grams. We used an online stopwatch to time our racers. Each racer went down the ramp independently. We noticed right away that our ramp was too steep and we lowered it considerably. We did decide that it could be much better if our ramp was much longer. (We will be picking up a longer board when we are out and about this afternoon!)
For some reason, I have a sneaking suspicion that I will need a much larger chart for our continued explorations. I wonder how many wheels he has in his LEGO stash ????
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