The students at Harrisburg school district are great students to teach to. It is a reason why I have chosen to continue to teach in this district. My favorite aspect of teaching in this community is really the sense of community. The students are appreciative of the time we as educators give to them in the classroom and outside. Every-time I do experiments, demonstrations and engaging projects you can tell that they really do appreciate the learning the process.
One really memorable project we did was making trebuchet for my physics class.
They were really engaged and it became a competition to have the most effective design. My physics students learned a lot more than just about projectile motion. The hand on experiment taught them the importance of developing a blueprint, accurate measurements and the constant adjustments to make a trebuchet.
We are gonna dive into a unit on electricity. I would like to expand this unit by including some coding. My students would like to learn more on this topic sense we do not have a computer science class at our school.
Using a makeymakey kit and a microbit will help supplement their understanding about coding and incorporating concepts learned from our topic on electricity.
They will be able to apply these concepts and identify how they are being affected.
With this new equipment, this topic on electricity will be so more engaging and my students will appreciate this learning experience.
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