An introduction to the "Moment of Genius" was next. Last year's students shared their perspectives on the MOG, I added a little about "genius", and we learned the MOG song. Today students learned more about Robert Hooke and Sir Isaac Newton. Ask your child which STRIDE subject they connect with and how.
Construction Concepts began with a vocabulary review. Next students viewed a video on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. We analyzed its structural failure and brainstormed possible reasons why then viewed a "Mysteries At the Museum" clip to see what really happened. Students learned about thrust, tension, compression, shear, and stress by watching demonstrations to aid their understanding. They also learned to do the "Force-arena" to remember what each term means. Ask your child to show you how it goes!
There were three Franklin Findings today. We learned about two games created using Gamestarmechanic.com and tornadoes, including an in class demonstration!
We ended our day with the History of Math. We reviewed Roman Numerals and all the rules for using them with several "mental math" problems. Next we learned how to write even bigger Roman Numerals and practiced writing a few at the SMARTBoard. Students will continue practice with Roman Numerals for homework.
Math is our only homework this week. Students may choose 10 problems to complete on the "More" Roman Numerals sheet and they should complete ALL of the problems on the "Larger" Roman Numerals sheet. Both contain all the "teaching" information we went over today.