The purpose of the activity was to create an experiment which demonstrated Newton’s Second Law of Motion. Marla Kreider, a seventh-grade math teacher explained that Newton’s Second Law of Motion is force equals mass time acceleration. Newton’s Laws are in the seventh-grade science curriculum.
Engineering. That is especially true of girls and minority students, he said.A $1.2 million federal grant funneled through the Arkansas Department of Education over three years is paying for the workshop. The focus is to help fifth- through eighth-grade teachers understand inquiry-based learning and integrate math and science as they implement Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation of Science Standards. The teachers attend a lecture in the morning and spend the afternoon designing projects or experiments.”We as teachers never get to work together in a vertical collaboration,” Campbell said. “We’ve taught our subjects in isolation. Kids really get into this.”