science rocks

Mr. Erickson's Middle school science classes have been very busy over in the first few months of school. 

Recently students were drag racing balloons across the room to make a real-world connection to Newton's Third Law of Motion.

Currently, Students have started a mini-unit on Buoyancy. This mini-unit will culminate in students grouping up to form companies complete with company name, logo and slogan, then each company is going to build a "yacht" that not only floats but is capable of holding as many passengers (pennies) as possible. 

This is a competition that will have the winning team earning a multi-million dollar contract to build yachts exclusively for C.E.O Erickson of Erickson Enterprises.