Young scholars build a tabletop village and use it to visualize the relative height and affects of gigantic waves called tsunamis. They read, Tremors Behind Tsunamis, to give students background on tsunamis and where they are likely to occur.
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Steamship Portland: Where's the Energy?
Students examine how steamships operate. They describe the necessary energy conversions. They construct a model paddlewheel ship. They use rubber bands as examples of potential and kinetic energy as they unwind and set the models in motion.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts