We began our science lesson on position and motion with a quick, fun activity. To help students use position words to locate an object, they used a privacy divider and cubes. One student built a building with their cubes and then used position words to describe their building. The other student attempted to copy the building using only their partner's directions. Finally, the divider was removed and buildings compared.
On Tuesday, we explored speed and motion. Each group was given a tape measure, a stopwatch, and a wind-up toy. The toys were wound up, let go, and observed. As the toy was moving along, groups measured time and observed its motion ( did it travel in a straight, zig zag path). When the toy stopped, time and distance traveled were recorded.