Our Panther Physics Fair was a complete success! Our visitors hugely enjoyed experimenting with the simple machines constructed by each grade. We are Panther Proud of the work our G/T students did in researching these machines, constructing models, and presenting their knowledge to the school.
Special thanks to Ms. Wheatley! Without the material assistance, patience, knowledge, time, and work space provided by our Science Lab Super Hero, many of these projects could not have been completed!
First grade investigated the physics of moving down a ramp with cars.
Second grade also investigated the inclined plane.
Ms. James' homeroom compared the amount of force required to elevate an object by lifting, pulling it up a short, steep ramp, and pulling it up a longer, less steep ramp.
Ms. Mosquera's group compared the force needed to pull an object up a ramp with and without a wheeled object of their own design.
Fourth grade investigated gears and created a number of models demonstrating the effect of different gear ratios. These models also provided examples of the use and purpose of gears.
4th grade msf from Kimberly Boyce-Quentin on Vimeo.
Fifth grade designed and constructed their own pulleys. Visitors could test for themselves the difference between lifting various loads by hand and the ease of lifting with the pulley.
5th MSF from Kimberly Boyce-Quentin on Vimeo.