students in the eighth grade are participating in a series of STEM (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) activities in their math and science
classes. First we are working through Ramp It!, which is an investigation into principles
of motion. Student teams in the different science classes are independently
investigating what happens to an object as it rolls down a ramp. As the unit
unfolds, students learn about classical physics problems and some of the
history behind so many of the discoveries of the 17th century. They are then
applying those principles to everyday problems using scientific investigation.
unit is also exploring the "gamification" of the math and science
classrooms. Students will have opportunities forenrichmentor review as needed. Students can earndigital badgesfor completing certain activities. Read
more on thescience website.