Can your structure withstand a “jello” earthquake? Fifth grade has been learning about constructive and destructive forces. They used 15 marshmallows and 30 toothpicks to build a structure that could withstand an “earthquake”. They tested their sturctures by placing them on a pan of jello. We shook the pan of jello to simulate an earthquake. The goal was to build a structure that would remain standing for a 20 second “earthquake”.
First grade rain shelters
First grade has been learning about “The Water Cycle” and Weather. During one of our lessons we tested materials to see if they were waterproof. Later we used our knowledge of waterproof materials to build a rain shleter to protect our friend “Quackers” the duck from the rain. Here are some of our designs.