Year 1 Forces
January 10, 2019
Year 1 students are learning about forces here at Assumption College English Program. We are investigating how things move and students are getting lots of hands on experience in moving different objects.
Our students love to do experiments, and the highlight of this unit was our balloon experiment. First, we threaded string through a straw and then tied it between two chairs. Students then blew up their balloon and pinched the end. Next, we taped the balloon to the straw while still pinching it. When we let go we observed that the release of air pushed the balloon forward and moved the straw from one end of the string to the other.
Hands-on, practical activities like this really help the students to understand what they are studying, and we have lots more activities like this planned in the coming weeks.
Text by Mr Tommy Morgan