Amanda Zachary’s sixth-graders at Parkview Baptist School launched marbles from the end zone of the school’s football field during a recent science experiment.
Before the launch, the students wrote their first lab report in scientific lab notebooks that will stay with them through their eighth-grade year, a news release from the school said.
The students considered at what angle will a marble launch the farthest and how wind speeds would affect the launch.
Not only did students use their reasoning skills in working with the scientific method, they also were able to use writing skills in completing the lab report and communicating the results in paragraph form. In addition, they used math skills to convert the distance the marble launched from centimeters to meters.