Students Learning to Direct Robots

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Wed, 02/15/2023 - 13:02

One of our fourth grade classes, Mr. Grosdidier's class, is shown here learning to code so they can direct their robots to move in a designated pattern.  They can also have the robot spin, talk, and go slow or fast, among other options.  They are working in small groups, and must decide what they want their robot to do.  It has been a great experience for the students.

Force and Motion in Kinder at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 02/13/2023 - 11:34

Kindergarten students are exploring the phenomenon of Force and Motion. We explored the actions of pushing, pulling and how we can alter an object's motion with the amount of force we use. At learning stations students got to experiment with different manipulatives to test how much force they would need to make objects move. We flipped rubber chickens at a target, built a domino train, raced mini cars, jumped frogs, and built ramps for marbles to follow.  We had a great time experimenting and discovering more about force and motion.