Today we were invited to do some Science and Math activities with professors at THE US NAVAL ACADEMY in Annapolis, MD. Students were broken into groups after lunch and were each able to take part in 4, out of 9 total, activities. My group did severe storms (pictured left), code breaking, aquaculture, and robotics. In the storm activity the students worked in groups and built a house out of wood and tape and then put it in the wind tunnel to simulate a tornado over the house. One group managed to hold of the tornado winds up to 150 mph! In the robotics course students embedded codes into their robots for various movements. Once they had the codes down they had their robots go through mazes. I had the professors tell me that they have had high school groups come thought that were unable to do what our own fifth graders did today. Ask your children tonight about what they did today! More pics coming!
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