Objective: Students will review how to access the e-books and databases. Students will also review force motion and energy looking at roller coasters.
BIG Roller Coasters
(This comes in print if you don't have the e-book.)
Website on constructing roller coasters
Google "constructing roller coaster" there are lots of sites out there that will give students a chance to build a roller coaster on-line. Try it out first, before you share it with students to make sure it works.
Databases where students can find out more about force, motion, swings and pulleys (Search these terms in the on-line encyclopedia before you ask the students to look to ensure they have a successful search.)
Students will review how to access the Capstone e-book collection.
The whole class will participate in a digital story time using the Capstone book on roller coasters.
As students listen to the e-book, they will stop at various points to turn and talk about the book.
Databases will be used by students to look up key terms such as force, motion, swings and pulleys.
The teacher/librarian will show students the website they can use to build a roller coaster.
Divide students into groups and let them build a roller coaster on-line.
Students will share there roller coaster they built and the information they found on the database. Students will also learn where to find engineering and roller coaster books in the library.