Monday, November 14, 2011

Compass Course - Science Room News

Our integration was a success!  Armed with compasses and trundle wheels, the students were able to navigate a set compass course.  Next, each group designed a compass course for another group.  The groups exchanged courses and the challenge began.  I am pleased to report that the groups did quite well designing interesting courses that everyone successfully navigated!  Another added benefit was learning how to measure long distances with a trundle wheel.  If you're not careful when measuring 50 meters, it's easy to get carried off course!  After a few tries, 5th graders became proficient in measuring long distances accurately.

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