Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Testing Our Bridges: Reflecting

We had to do build a model bridge and see if a toy truck, carrying three little blocks, could go over our bridge, without the bridge bending or falling over. Our bridge did not succeed because the barrier was not strong or stable enough and also because the pillars were not stable.

Next time we will make the pillars the right measurement and the barriers much more stable by using something else besides double - sided tape.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Our brilliant beans!

A few weeks ago Room 6 Planted kidney beans (I think) in plastic cups. At first, we had plastic bags with a napkin and each of them having our beans inside.We had the idea of planting beans after reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

We carefully watched till we had to put some soil in. That was when we planted our beans in plastic cups. All of us plotted our beans into our topic books and wrote up to 14 or 16 days to see its progress. Right now the person with the tallest bean is M.L, B.R or M.Y. I can't really remember, but nevermind.