Monday, June 6, 2016

All Grades Study with a River Table

Special thanks to the Ottauquechee Natural Resource Conservation District for the loan of their river table for several weeks at the end of school.  Every grade (1st - 6th) was able to do hands-on learning about erosion, the natural flow of water, and how to mitigate flood damage. 

It was a wonderful way to end the year.

Afterschool Club Constructs and Launches Bottle Rockets

Students constructed water bottle rockets out of old two liter bottles - cardboard for fins, and duct tape.  We studied what it takes to balance our rockets and make the aerodynamic.  After several days of construction, we were finally able to launch!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

6th Grade Designs, Constructs and Tests Heat Concentrating Devices!

Woodstock Elementary School received a small equipment grant from the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE) to purchase                      5 Vernier digital temperature probes. The 6th grade was able to use them to design, construct and test heat concentrating devices.  This is a short video about the project.