8th Grade November News

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This month, 8th grade learners have been immersed in the study of energy, force, motion, and machines. We enjoyed experiencing real world examples and applications of these concepts during our field trips to Peter Pan Putt Putt and Chaparrel Ice. Presently, students are using the skills acquired in their Design and Modeling class to design and construct the first 4 holes of our very own putt putt golf course.

Noah examines potential and kinetic energy at work on a roller coaster.
Noah examines potential and kinetic energy at work on a roller coaster.
Ester and Daphna construct an understanding of Newton's second law using a photogate.
Ester and Daphna construct an understanding of Newton’s second law using a photogate.
Students explore friction during a curling competition.
Students explore friction during a curling competition.
Center of mass!
Center of mass!
Friction investigations using spring scales
Friction investigations using spring scales
Ester is working on her mini weapon of mass destruction.
Ester is working on her mini weapon of mass destruction.
Lue examines mechanical advantage in a pulley system.
Lue examines mechanical advantage in a pulley system.
Madison carefully records the force required to lift the weight in her block and tackle system.
Madison carefully records the force required to lift the weight in her block and tackle system.
Physics lesson on ice.
Physics lesson on ice.
Ester uses her skate to demonstrate the power of friction.
Ester uses her skate to demonstrate the power of friction.
Courtney laces up for her Newton's laws on ice video.
Courtney laces up for her Newton’s laws on ice video.
The boys examine the 6th hole.
The boys examine the 6th hole.
"Where is friction when you need it!"
“Where is friction when you need it!”
Under par!
Under par!