Science Night

November 19, 2015

ELL Student loved taking part in Science Night at LMS on November 5th. Our ELL students at LMS are in three groups for most of the day, we took this opportunity to mix kids up who normally are not in classes together. They got to choose from the egg drop or the rocket launch. Once students got into their groups they together worked on their project, meeting the guidelines, cutting, measuring, testing, retesting, and then writing a repot on what they did, what they changed and what their results were. Many of our student who did the egg drop made it past the first drop, and only a few of our groups moved on, but over all they did really well, they all had great ideas and strategies, but most of all had fun while learning. As far as our student s who choose to do the rocket launch, there were some groups where their rockets launched super far and other groups whose distances were not as far as they wanted, but that gave them and other learning opportunity – why did it go where it landed, what could we have changed. We did have a few groups place in the top. After Science night kids wrote a report on their whole process from start to finish.  Again this was a great experience for our students to learn and have fun, with not feeling limited by the language.