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Day 64

The Leader in STEM Education

Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through world-class K-12 curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.  For more information - https://www.pltw.org/   

The students in these pictures are testing the effects of collision when their cars collide after starting at various heights.  They began by following step by step directions to build the cars from a Vex set, create the ramp to PLTW specifications and then test the variables.  Students noted the change in energy transfer depended on the placement of each vehicle.  Even slight changes in the ramp design impacted the collision and the transfer of energy.  Ask your nearest 4th grader what they thought about the PLTW modules! 

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Marlaine Boyd, 4th Grade Teacher