Force & Motion Movies

This is a follow up to my post about using YouTube Editor as a formative assessment and research tool in the force and motion science unit.

I was really impressed with the fourth graders’ deep thinking and understanding about concepts such as push, pull, gravity, and others. In class they discussed what these look like in […]

YouTube Editor - Force & Motion Project

This week I started a science project with my 4th grade team. We are studying force & motion, and also simple machines. Students are creating a movie using Creative Commons videos in YouTube Editor to demonstrate understanding of the principals they are learning. Below is the presentation I shared with the students after teaching them […]

Good Vibrations – Learning About Sound

Resources for a lesson about sound, created by Jay Hopp, John Patrick, & Steve Katz.

Objective: Students will demonstrate scientific analysis by matching instruments with the sound waves they produce when recorded with GarageBand.

This is an introductory lesson on sound. Students may or may not have already participated in other activities with sound such as […]