Flickinger third graders are hands on engineers
Flickinger third graders are hands on engineers
Posted on 11/14/2017
Three students working on project

As part of third grade science curriculum, third graders explored the concepts of force and motion.  In order to help students connect to force and motion in a meaningful way, Flickinger teachers are integrating science, engineering, math, and technology.

Students participated in motion stations that included Discovery Education virtual experiments, hands on exploration of magnets, and reading expository text .  

Third graders applied this information through "Gadget Works, " a distance learning with COSI, the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus.  During the distance learning, each student had a defined job in an experiment with simple machines.  Students applied the scientific method.  

"I liked sharing my hypothesis  about how the crab robot worked with the presenter, " commented third grader Aaliyah Williams.

"I was the mechanical engineer who got to take the crab apart," included third grade student, Carter Austin.

Students are excited to participate in more hands on engineering and science experiments throughout the year.