In the STEM Lab this week, Second graders were given the opportunity to continue their lessons and applications of force by engineering and testing out different types of catapults! They discovered and examined how Newton’s Thirds Law of Motion produces forces equal and opposite to a force applied. While testing, the students measured how far their catapult launched the object in an effort to compare their catapult design effectiveness with their peers. We will continue to examine force in a hands-on fashion with magnets and gravity, in an effort to quantify forces that we may not be able to see.
“Only 19% of Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science were awarded to women as recently as 2010”, highlighting the need for exposure to STEM at early ages for all genders.