The grade two students have recently finished their unit on Liquids and Solids. We had lots of fun testing our boats to see if they could carry a load. When building the boats students had to apply their understandings to think about the best materials for their boat (i.e. materials that would absorb versus materials that repel). The grade ones finished their unit on Energy by finding an “Energy Gobbler”- Energy Problem at ALC and designing a poster to help resolve the problem. We had several mini-lessons about the important features of a poster and the grade ones tried to incorporate these ideas into their finished products.
Here are a few of our boats and posters! We have started our next unit of study: Materials, Objects and Structures in grade one and Movement and Simple Machines in grade two.