See video from the championship Sumo Wrestling battle below:
See video from one of the King of the Hill matches below (a more detailed video of all matches will by uploaded by end of day, 6/21/2018):
Campers applied their knowledge of gear ratios from day 1 and competed in a Drag Racing competition. See video from one of the matches below (a more detailed video of all races will by uploaded by end of day, 6/20/2018):
Campers learned about "Gearing Up" by building a device to shoot a plastic lego ball. Campers then applied their knowledge of gear ratios to a race begin the construction of a Drag Racing Robot. Click here to learn more about competition specifics. See pictures of today's work below:
Strategically leveraging clips from movies that show various phenomena (accurate or not) can be a powerful way to spark student questioning. Whether it be challenging them to point out a specific mistake that the clip embodies, or proving the accuracy of the clip, movie clips, specifically in the sciences, provide a great opportunity for engaging students. Downloading and trimming the clips locally, or using tools like Vibby or TubeChop to present portions of the clips to students online are both strategies I use often. Below are my 15 favorite clips to use as science curiosity sparks (note: most of the clips are chemistry related given that is the primary subject I teach. Apologies). All clips are taken from YouTube.