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Triton Tidbits – 3rd Grade Practices Scientific Method

Triton_Tidbets_cars 2015_5Third graders in Mrs. Strycker’s class at Triton Elementary School have been learning about the scientific method where scientists begin with a purpose or question, research, put together a hypothesis; or a guess about what they think will happen, experiment, analyze, and then draw conclusions.  

Triton_Tidbets_Cars 2015_4Students created mini scientific journals and recorded information throughout the process.  They experimented with supplies for their vehicles and tested them out at the elementary gym with the help of Mr. Carpenter; Triton’s physical education teacher.   

Triton_Tidbets_Cars 2015_2Mr. Jack Carpenter conducted the experimentation phase of this project by setting up race brackets for students.  Each person raced their vehicle to find the fastest one.  Everyone was a great sport and showed Trojan PRIDE! 

Triton_Tidbets_cars 2015The finals steps was to analyze the outcomes of races and draw some conclusions about their vehicle designs.  

Triton_Tidbets_Cars 2015_3Top performing vehicles were Evan Amor, Dannon Titus, and Nate Schuler!  Every student still came out a winner by learning about the scientific method, how to analyze, draw conclusions with their outcomes, and have fun!  We really appreciated Mr. Carpenter incorporating science in P.E. too! 


Picture 1 designing their vehicles are Calli Grindle and Brady Young

Picture 2 is Mrs. Cathy Strycker’s third grade class

Picture 3 is Mason Bird launching his vehicle

Picture 4 is Mr. Jack Carpenter , Dannon Titus, Nate Schuler, Evan Amor