Over the last 6 sessions we embarked on a mission to Mars with all our children in Sherwood High. Using that mission as a background we explored a variety of ideas and problems as a team.
Interesting videos provided a window into the world of rocket scientists at NASA and JPL. Tricky problems stretched our minds and made us dig deeper into counter-intuitive concepts of physics. We built a foam rocket as teams of three and ran various experiments to understand the impact of angle of launch on the distance of travel.
Critical thinking. Exploring theory. Imagination. Building mechanisms. Running experiments. Above all having FUN !!