5th Graders Build Roller Coasters during STEAM Labs
This week, our 5th graders worked to build marble roller coasters during their STEAM lab with Mrs. Cohan. Using pipe insulation tubes that they cut in half, sand paper, tape, books, and other resources available in their classroom, science students worked to build roller coasters to their required specs - include a turn, loop, etc. With this lab work, they investigated the scientific fields of gravity, speed, acceleration, friction, and inertia! Following a day of research and experiments, they'll write their conclusions and communicate their results, all part of the scientific method, with their peers later this week.