Friday, February 1, 2013

The Aliens are Coming!

This past week we spent time testing the physical properties of several items. But, we did it in a pretty unconventional way.  Students were given an assignment in which they had to protect Mr. Gull from an impending alien invasion. To do this they were to create a hat out of aluminum foil, pencils and two other items of their choosing.
Before creating the hat, students were required to test the physical properties (ability to bend, solubility, etc.) of all four of their items and record the data on a Google Doc. In addition, each group was required to write a hypothesis as to why the physical properties of their materials may repel alien invaders. The answers were quite comical at times. Below are pics of the students with their creations.


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