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  1. Science in Action: Airfoils

    Understanding Flight

    My middle DDs (5th grade) had fun today learning about the relationship between air pressure and speed as well as some rudimentary mechanics of flight. Making a simple airfoil is a great way to demonstrate these principles. I love science, but I don't love ...
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  2. Terrific Tees

    My middle girls and I discussed the "3 R's" (reduce, reuse, recycle) as part of their unit on interdependence in science. They designed t-shirts to spread the message of the 3 R's. They came up with unique ideas for the pictures on the back - one daughter drew a new purse, which would cost money, and then drew an old pair of jeans being turned into a purse to display the idea of reusing. The other drew examples of appropriate ways to recycle or reuse various items.

    While ...
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  3. Old-fashioned Poster

    (To see a photograph of the finished product, please follow the link at the bottom of the post!

    Here is how my 8-year-old decided to convey the same information in an old-fashioned paper and maker poster that her sister presented yesterday in a Power Point presentation. I find it interesting to compare the results. I suppose, however, that the younger daughter still used the computer to find pictures of the different types of applied technology, so it's not completely old-fashioned! ...
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