Tuesday, May 17, 2016

8th grade Weather Instruments

Mr. Paige and Ms. Zuccarello combined Core 1 and 2 classes and then Core 3 and 4 classes together on Flexible Fridays to team teach about Weather instruments.  

The students were currently learning about the circumference, area, and volume of geometric shapes in Math class and how to predict weather events when given specific data in Science class; so naturally, we decided to have students work in pairs to create a weather instrument.  

The learning targets guided the students to gather research, design their instrument, build their instrument, test it for accuracy and precision, then make improvements where needed.  

Once there instruments were made the students will combine pairs and offer an opportunity for students to create an experiment while using their instruments.

Students learned a lot about the entire design process during this combination of Math and Science!