Kershaw students have been expanding their STEM horizons the last couple weeks! Students in Mrs. Guymon’s 4th grade class have been busy learning about energy!! Their mission: To discover where roller coasters get their
energy and why the first hill of a roller coaster is always the highest. They built coaster tracks and then used marbles to test their theories. This investigation led them to see if they could build a “Super” track that went half way around the room. One and a half rolls of masking tape later, they were able to get marbles to make it all the way to the end, even passing through a loop and tunnels! STEM is awesome!!
In Sari Shawcroft’s 6th grade science class, they learned about friction and how it affects motion. They sent Matchbox cars down a ramp onto different surfaces: wax paper, bubble wrap, quilt batting, sandpaper and carpet. The kids measured how far the cars wen
t on each
of the surfaces and checked whether their hypothesis were correct or not.
The learning continues!