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Thursday September 22, 2016 at 4:48pm Age: 1 year
Category: Middle School

PHYSICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS BRIDGE SPAGHETTI WITH THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD


From the plums in Mrs. Lee’s science class, we turn now to spaghetti! Mr. Hoffman’s 7th and 8th grader students have been building bridges with dry spaghetti strands as a quick and easy way to learn and apply the scientific method.

 

To start the assignment, students suspended a strand of spaghetti across two points and manipulated the distance between them. Dangling a paper cup from their spaghetti bridge, they added pennies to it until it snapped. Using the scientific method to investigate problem-questions, they measured variables, identified constants and tested their hypothesis--before comparing their findings with their fellow scientists. 

 

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