Story by Zach Waters
As the smoke clears after the lab, Mr. Mark Weaver's classes are starting the year off with many fun things while in science.
Before September hit, they had already done four labs: the Skittles Lab, Makerspace, Frog Lab, and the Car- Building Lab
Emily Devir, eighth grade, said her favorite lab out of the four was the car lab.
In the car building lab, the students had to build a car that would go one meter without the students pushing them, stopping, breaking, or tipping over. The students were only given a certain amount of materials to use.
“It made you challenge yourself and your mind. Makes you think outside the box,” Devir said. Devir also said that the lab took two class periods to finish.
The purpose of the Makerspace lab was to use the scientific method to create something to move air, to communicate with, or make light. The students got to pick their own groups to work with.
The Skittles lab was a lab to try and make the students use the scientific method to make observations and inferences. After that they graphed their results.
The frog lab was called a dry lab because they already had the information in front of them, not an actual frog.They had to pretend they were back in the research lab to figure out which one jumped the highest.
“The students are engaged in the labs,” Weaver said.
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