Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Angry Birds and Race Cars!

We have finally finished our grade 4 science Rovio Angry Birds project for the "building things that move" unit.  It was amazing to watch them problem solve as they battled physics and their own frustrations to get their cars moving.  Design after design, prototype after prototype they all kept going.  See HERE for a previous post about the science of motion and our research stage.  We learnt a lot about friction, potential and mechanical energy, and everything it takes to get an object to move on it's own.  I am pretty proud of my wee engineers.
Teachers if you want to do this project with your class in English or EN FRANCAIS just click on this link.  It includes the student workbook, teacher guide, and even paper 3D Angry Birds!

Come and see the bulletin board I made to show off our work!  (Not bad for a junior high teacher!)
What about seeing a real race car? There is a lot of science that we could learn from CanTorque.  We shall see...

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