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Beginning Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 18, we will return to our fully online learning model that was in place at the start of the school year. For more information, please visit or Coronavirus Website or click here to watch the full board meeting discussion related to this decision.
Desde el lunes 30 de noviembre hasta el viernes 18 de diciembre, volveremos a nuestro modelo de aprendizaje totalmente en línea que se implementó al principio del año escolar. Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de Coronavirus o haga clic aquí para ver todo el debate de la reunión del consejo en relación con esta decisión.
The second grade students of Rocky Mountain learned a valuable lesson this week: learning can be enhanced by technology.
The set up was simple: make a parachute using string, stickers, a napkin and a paper clip. The students constructed their parachute in a uniform fashion. They went outside on a chilly fall morning to test out their project and learn about air resistance.
The best part of this lesson was that students used technology to document the process. Each group of three students had an iPad to capture video of the events. The students first tried dropping the parachute from arm level, then going up the stairs of an exterior building and finally over to a high point on the playground. When the students finished their experiements, they went inside to observe the trials on their iPad.
Upon further investigation, the students noticed that the parachute stayed in the air longer when the wind was blowing and when they dropped the parachute from a higher area. The parachute hit the ground faster if the chute did not fully deploy. At the end of the lesson, the students concluded that a smaller parachute has less air resistance and the gravity of the earth will pull the parachute down faster while a bigger parachute has more air resistance and will delay the effects of gravity.