Ms. Shumny’s third grade class learned about the six steps of research: identifying the area of study, choosing the topic, formulating a research plan, collecting and then analyzing the data and then finally writing up the study.
Working in groups of two or three, every student had to create a safety feature to protect an egg from falling 1 yard. Oh how creative they were! Contraptions to protect the egg ranged from simple to complex (with glitter!) and the students really had the opportunity to test their theories.
Then the fun part came… testing it out.