The students have been focused on designing the ultimate paper airplane to explore the effects of air pressure. They had to create an airplane that could complete three tasks: fly more than five meters, perform an arial trick, and hit a target. There were some interesting designs.
They also spent a lot of time testing out their designs...
In math, the students have been working hard at their factoring skills. This week they challenged themselves to factor all numbers under 100. It was a group effort, but they were successful!
For extra practice on factoring skills, this game is an awesome download for any Apple or Android device.
This week the students participated in the L.I.V.E. Arts program through the Ministry of Education. They watched a live presentation with the artist Laura St. Pierre. She spoke to the students about how to create a successful Selfie Collage...
Using four images of themselves, students created a collage that focused on balance, repetition, and layering.
What a great end to the week. Every classroom has been collecting cans for the Food Bank, and our class collected the most. We collected over 100 cans in our room alone. The generosity of these students is amazing!
Great work Grade 6 and great work Queen Mary Public School!
Have a great Thanksgiving Long Weekend,
Each science class, we have been studying how the forces of gravity, lift, drag, and thrust effect flight. Today we extended our learning to understand how hotair balloons fly. We worked on an experiment as a whole class. A kitchen garbage bag simulated the envelope of a hot air balloon, and a hair dryer simulated the hot flame...
By combining the information gathered from conducting the experiment and watching an informational video on hotair balloons, the students came to some conclusions...
1. The larger the envelope, the more weight can be carried.
2. The hotter the gas, the higher you will fly.
3. Weather has a huge impact on drag and thrust and is important for directing travel.
I am a grade 6 teacher at a large uban school. I love teaching math and try hard to bring new and better practices to my classroom. I am also an avid reader and love