Insights: Grades 2-3 Lifting Heavy Things Student Science Notebook
Author(s): Education Development Center Inc
As this module begins, students are asked to think about what it means to make work easier. They then try out experiences and challenges using levers, planes, and pulleys and explore the advantages and disadvantages of each.
At the end of the module, they are challenged to analyze a construction site that has no power and decide which simple machine is most appropriate for each task.
Writing is an integral part of learning science in the Insights curriculum, and a critical skill used by scientists. One of the most important tools of the scientist is the science notebook. In this notebook, students will record questions and predictions; observations and data; and interpretations and conclusions. Students may also use this notebook for informal sketches, notes, and reflections on work.