Written by Jackson, Illustrated by Blaise
Hot Wheels became one of the most popular toys this year when Mr. Mac brought his tub of Hot Wheels tracks and case of cars for Science. We used them so that we could learn about gravity with the loops, acceleration and friction with launching the cars then by putting the mat under the track then launching them again to see if they slow down, velocity with the tracks, and speed with launching the cars from a height off our chairs.
With people always bringing in new and more awesome cars like Shark Cruiser, Sky Knife, and the very awesome golden car, we have also become very good at creating very interesting tracks for our Hot Wheels cars at recess and snack. We also enjoy racing each other in the dreaded looptie-loop racing track! The way we set it up is we hook this special piece up to a chair we put on top of a desk, and then attach two tracks to the piece. Then we will put one car on each track and then we put a piece of track in front of both cars and someone will hold the piece and pull it up so that the two cars go down the track at the same time. This is how good it is to have Hot Wheels in the classroom and getting to bring cooler and faster cars to the classroom.
For their final Language Arts project, students created a Classroom Yearbook to record their memories of 4th grade - this blog documents their largely unfiltered thoughts and images.
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