We took a field trip to the Kelton House Museum. We learned a lot about what life was like in the mid to late 1800's, and we learned more about the Underground Railroad and Ohio's role.
The students worked on creating scale models of themselves. They practiced using measurement tools to help them create a scale model of themselves that is a half, a third or a fourth of their actual size.
The students worked as entrepreneurs to create their own businesses. They thought through the resources they would need to gather, the risks they would need to take, and the decisions they would have to make in order to compete with other businesses.
Students worked to design boats out of only aluminum foil that would hold the most pennies.
Both classes participated in a combined Task Party. There was some really great creative and critical thinking going on!
We have been focusing on measurement conversions in both the metric and customary systems of measurement. The students designed aluminum foil boats to hold pennies, roller coasters with specified dimensions, and experiments to figure out real-world measurement questions such as how much water your family uses in a week.
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