Engineering Roller Coasters
We learned so much last week about forces like push and pull. We learned that the force of gravity pulls on an object. Ask your child what they learned about how forces apply to the hills and loops on a roller coaster.
Texas Rangers Winter Caravan arrived at Cannon this afternoon! We had a great time hearing about how important school was to these players. Their message to our scholars - work hard, pay attention and stay in school!
Exploring the ideas of how the amount of force applied to an object affects the amount of change in that object.
Blanket, Book and a Buddy
It was a great day to settle down with a blanket, a good book and a good buddy and read away the afternoon. We were snuggly warm as we enjoyed our friends and our books.
Engineering a Candy House
Today we had a visit from Mr. Lowe, a former Cannon parent, about how to engineer a candy house. He showed us a candy house that his family had made that was modeled after the Torian Cabin on Main Street. We learned how to use scale and the proper materials to engineer a house that will be sturdy as well as a "treat" to look at.
Spring Creek Night -- what a fun evening seeing so many of our students there.
Mrs. Step & Mrs. Hall relaxing after an evening of hard work!
The last time (until 01-01-2101) that the month, day and year will be the same. Here are some pictures from today.
SOLES 4 SOULS
Cannon has been collecting shoes for the Soles 4 Souls organization. We have more than DOUBLED our original goal of 350 pairs of shoes! WOW!! As a part of this effort, 3rd graders designed a shoe using geometric shapes. Each team could use only one shape - triangles, squares, rectangles, pentagons or hexagons. Look at some of our great creations!!
Day 1 & 2 of designing and building in our first STEM unit of the year - Building Bridges. Scholars built their bridge and then tested it for Strength, Stability and Cost. Each team then met with Jonathan McCulley, a Civil Engineer, who offered professional advice to each team on how they could improve their design. You won't want to miss out on our Family STEM Night next Thursday, November 15th from 6-7:30 to see the final product!
Structure Challenge - Using 2 feet of yarn and 2 feet of tape, scholars were challenged to build the tallest structure they could that would hold weight and withstand the force of the wind.
A Structural Engineer visits 3rd graders to discuss how bridges are constructed.
Field Trip to Bridge Structure
Cup Challenge Fall '12
Fruit Loop Challenge - Using a piece of string, tape, spoon, paper clip, and fruit loops, students were challenged to make the longest garland possible. They were not allowed to directly touch the fruit loops and the garland had to stay together when held vertically.
Teamwork in 3rd Grade - Teams had a washer tied with 4 strings to move a tennis ball across the playground.
Design Challenge - Use 20 cups to make the tallest tower you can.
Design Challenge - Use 20 pieces of spaghetti, 1 yard of string, 1 yard of tape & 1 marshmallow to make the tallest, free-standing tower you can with the marshmallow on TOP!