On Tuesday the Grade 3 students investigated the impact of friction, gravity and magnetic force through a FORCE, OF COURSE workshop presented by Scientists in the Schools. We learned about natural forces like the eruptions of volcanoes and how the vortex of a tornado can uproot trees. We used catapults to measure the impact of forces
On Wednesday the Grade One classes had their first visit from the Scientists in the Classroom. This first visit concentrated on the subject of Energy where they spent the day exploring the impact that energy has on our daily lives! It was an information filled day with many experiments: – they investigated thermal energy by
Grade 5 participated in Scientists in Schools, and learned all about Forces. They built a human bridge, learned about centre of gravity, and completed a structures challenge where they balanced 26 textbooks on a structure made completely of newspapers.
Calling all future engineers. On Thursday, November 13th the grade 3 classes were challenged to participate in a Structures and Stability workshop. They were faced with the tasks of creating strong and stable structures such as bridges. We learned about how structures all have certain purposes: they may span, contain or support. Structures must also
“Scientists in School” was awesome! We learned a lot about space, including making a comet out of dry ice. We poured the hot water into a bowl, mist would come out and then it would freeze up and create a comet’s surface. It was very cool. We then learned about the Canadarm. The Canadarm is
The Art program at Crestwood School has yet again had the privilege of welcoming the world renowned engineer and model maker, Valeri Ivanov. His unique collection of scale working models based on the historical sketches of Renaissance engineers as well as his own inventions are now on their way to Russia to become a part
Scientists in the School were here this week to enhance the Grade 6 students’ knowledge of Air & Flight. They successfully investigated the principles of flight and solidified their understanding of Bernoulli’s Principle through a series of hands on experiments. Students also revisited key events in flight history. They ended their workshop with a competitive