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We have been comparing lengths of objects. This week, we tried taking a handful of colored pencils and putting them in order from shortest to longest. This was a challenge that took a lot of concentration!
We explored how pushing and pulling objects can create motion by doing two experiments. In the first experiment, students were given a toy car and had to build a ramp to make the car travel as far as possible. The next week, we had our fifth grade buddies help us to make catapults using a spoon, rubber bands, and popsicle sticks. Then they launched pom poms to see how far they could go!
We worked together to make shapes using large pieces of yarn. To successfully make each shape, groups had to think about how many sides and how many corners the shape had. For trickier shapes, they also had to consider diagonal or straight lines, equal length sides, and curves!
We compared objects to a marker to decide if they were longer or shorter. We discovered that most objects were shorter than the marker. Then we compared the same set of objects to a paper clip. This time, more objects were longer!