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Roller Coasters

Students in first grade were able to create roller coasters through with their PBL. They had to create blueprints. Then they created a first model of what they thought they wanted it to look like. After that, they created their roller coasters with all kinds of supplies. The few photos represented are of the students presenting their roller coasters to the third graders. During this PBL, the students learned how force and motion works. They were able to learn what is a push and what is a pull are and how it applies to life around them. The students enjoyed were able to incorporate hands on learning to understand about force and motion.

Lickliter's class        Roller Coaster designs