My 180+ students span a large instructional range and will be placed in lab groups who will support each other’s skill ranges. My students are in an advanced course where they are learning the 9th grade Physical Science standards as 8th graders. My students are always working on inquiry based labs that allow for hands on learning which is engaging and boosts students comprehension and interest in science concepts.
The hands-on nature of inquiry based labs benefits all students, especially students who might struggle with science concepts.
This type of “independent study” contributes to engagement in class and instills an enjoyment of science.
Newton's laws are part of our everyday life and a fundamental concept in physics. This project will have my students building LEGO contraptions and recording a video to educate others on Newton's laws.
With the LEGO kits and a bit of imagination my students will gain a better understanding of each of Newton's laws.
Students will be required to introduce each of the laws in their video using text and/or voice over. They will then make three separate LEGO contraptions or one large contraption that demonstrates each of Newton's laws. They will record their contraption(s) at work and make sure that each of the three laws is clearly stated, clearly demonstrated and an explanation is given! They close their videos with a summary of their project and its purpose.
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