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New Physics Curriculum For Seventh Grade

New Physics Curriculum For Seventh Grade
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Seventh graders at the Rindge Avenue Upper campus began a new curriculum unit in physics this month and enthusiasm for the subject has been high. The physics unit developed by the science department is an exciting set of hands on experiences and activities that enable seventh graders to grasp concepts that were established from new national and state standards. The set of experiences which culminate in a curriculum embedded assessment activity includes the use of Lego Mindstorm robots which will be incorporated into lessons on energy, speed, and engineering design.

Early reviews by most students were mostly positive as they explored the different types of energies in the world around them. As students move through the new unit they will conduct experiments and demonstrations that will help build their understanding of the physics of motion force and energy. These photos show students observing the robots in an effort to determine what types of energy are present in the system. The physics curriculum promises to be fun and challenging and many students expressed a newly found interest in science from their initial experiences.