Today we started our day like usual, doing our lapbooks and practicing our hand motions.
The first thing we did was define our grammar for today - Force, Mass and Acceleration. The kids were pretty familiar with the concepts from the previous week, but it was a good review and further discussion and tie-ins from the previous week were made.
We then calculated the number of "Newton's" each child was, explaining the concept to the kids. We then figured out who had the most mass, ranking them from least to most mass.
Next we did an experiment using a bowl, ruler and two different size marbles. We experimented to see which marble was able to move the other further, as it rolled down the ruler and struck it. We tried it using the smaller ball hitting the larger ball and then the larger ball hitting the smaller ball. We then discussed the reasons for our results.
Next, using bean bags, we had the kids pull them down the hall empty and then we added a person on the bean bag for them to drag down the hall. They experienced the difference in mass.