The 6th Grade and Pre-K Have Physics Class Together

The 6th grade and Pre-k buddy classes got a real lesson in physics today when they built and tested out a variety of tracks to race their newly made vehicles down.  Using hollow blocks, wooden blocks, benches and other materials the group set out to build tracks capable of running cars down and on.  They experimented with the effects of ramp height on the velocity of the cars.  The children observed gravity working its force on moving the cars down the tracks as they adjusted the heights of the ramps.  I am not sure who had more fun today with this very scientific lesson but I have a strong suspicion that we will be observing a lot of ramps and tracks in our block building areas for days to come!