Fourth graders explored energy by creating Rube Goldberg experiments. They made a plan and brought in items from home to demonstrate the motion of energy. They were to create a chain reaction experiment where one movement started another movement. They learned the value of patience, teamwork and perseverance.
Here is what 4th graders had to say about their Rube Goldberg experiments:
- "It was fun but it was difficult. Some people forgot their stuff but we got to be with some friends. My favorite part was when we tried to make it hit the dominoes but that didn't work." - Eli
- "It was hard at first. My team and I struggled on the first day a lot. On the second day we had a breakthrough. We almost gave up on the project and quit but we didn't." - Elise
- "It was fun because you can work together and create a cool thing to watch. I hope that we can do it again. Next year I hope the third graders will like it too." - Alexa
- "We had to retry so many times but like a lot of other people, we did it in the end. To succeed all you have to do is try and try again." - Alyssa
- "It was fun because we were building it together and having fun with my friends. It was hard because our supplies kept falling and our creation kept messing up. I liked it because we kept learning from our mistakes and it got easier. I hope I can do it again sometime at my house." - Harry
- "It was very hard because many roadblockers were in the way. The difficulties were challenging but we were determined to complete the task on hand. Overall it was fun and I am very proud of our team." - Carter
- "It was really fun. I like it because we had some struggles, but we fixed those struggles and made it especially when we compromised. It's cool seeing other people work together." - Becket
- "It was really fun and my team had a blast! Even though it was hard and we wanted to give up. We tried, tried again and we got it done!" - Natalie
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