Research Group, consisting of year 2-6 students Josh, Matthew, Luke, Aiden, Riley, Connor, Sierra, Molly, Marlena, Darby, Willow and Ken has been a real blast as they explored the physics of rocketry along with participation in the GRAIL Moonkam project in which the students sent requests for photos to two satellites orbiting the moon and then downloaded the images.
Research Group is focused on extending each student’s academic ability through the use of the higher order skills of creating, evaluating, analysing and applying as expressed through Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Rocketry focused on students exploring the mechanics of how rockets work and then through the building their own air/water powered bottle rocket which was then tested for optimal flight using differing amounts of water.
GRAIL Moonkam has been an opportunity for students to log into the Moonkam site and upload photo requests of specific sites on the moon based on day/night passes, orbits, camera position and latitude and longitude. A great number of photo requests were successful.
All students have been given a class for which they are currently preparing a presentation. Well done to the group and we’ve had fun as we’ve tested and re-tested, made and re-made and explored the scientific world!