• Maglev and Bernoulli's Challenge

    Posted by Kurt Sherman on 1/11/2018 10:00:00 AM

    Hogwarts wizards are investigating Bernoulli's Principle in developing a "ship" that will successfully navigate the length of a magnetic levitation track.  This design tech challenge pits mass and how it reacts when Newton #3 occurs against design ideas.Bernoulli's Principle

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  • Fat Quarters Geometry

    Posted by Kurt Sherman on 12/15/2017

    Second Years are studying quilt patterns in their investigations of surface area and volume.  They are calculating the fraction/decimal portions of quilt colours.  Culminating this work is creation of a paper "quilt" reflecting an Ohio Star" design.Ohio Star Pattern

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  • Pascal's Principle

    Posted by Kurt Sherman on 12/11/2017

    Hogwarts students are studying how robotic arms can use hydraulic systems based on syringes and water can be used to do work.  Pascal's Principle (along with a bit of Newton number Three help.) learn how machines master work loads in an efficient manner.robotic arm

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  • Foil Buoyancy

    Posted by Kurt Sherman on 12/2/2017 8:00:00 PM

    Will it sink or float? Study of density and buoyancy is being studied in the form of a challenge to teams of students.  Designing coracles, canoes and raft hull designs, students attempt to use their knowledge of the buoyant force in carrying a maximum "cargo" of metal washers.  All of these relate back to Newton's Third Law of action-reaction. 

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  • Using Geometry in the Water!

    Posted by Kurt Sherman on 12/2/2017

    Second-years have been studying areas of geomtric figures such as parallelograms, rectangles, circles and triangles.  This work has led to an investigation of model boats planned for our science buoyancy study.  The final stage of this inquiry will to take the areas of two dimensional pictures, estimate volumentric amounts based on these, then scale up (proportional reasoning) these to arrive at an actual figure for a full-sized boat.

    Row Mateys!


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  • It's NOT magic...

    Posted by Kurt Sherman on 11/29/2017

    slimy guy  Science classes are investigating buoyancy ideas including Archimedes' and Pascal's Principles.  We are challenged to develop hull designs that handle maximum cargo (washers) using aluminum foil.  

    Second-Years are calculating the areas of coracles, canoes and rafts along these same lines.  This will eventually lead to volumetric amounts along with scaled up values.


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