Sixth Grade Soap Box Derby
Sixth Graders Apply Scientific Principles to Soap Box Derby
Posted on 04/13/2015
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Sixth grade project-based learning is happening today at Bate Middle School! Students applied scientific concepts like gravity, friction, and energy to make soap box derby cars and run trials!

"The value in these performance tasks and presentations is that it's important for kids to look others in the eye and show what they know. These kinds of assignments can push learning deeper than lessons for a multiple-choice test. The work is active and real. And the results show strengths and needs in a vivid and immediate way. It's great to see how much our teachers and students want learning to be about real challenges," Board Chair Lonnie Harp said,