4th Graders Build Vehicles

4th Graders are currently studying force and motion. As part of this unit they design and build cars. We test falling weight systems, load bearing vehicles, and work with rubber band powered vehicles (potential and kinetic energy). We have had a great time and look forward to building a catapult and working with simple machines in the upcoming weeks!



5th Graders Make a Snack Sorter

Our 5th graders are currently studying physical and chemical changes. For our STEM project we decided to make snack sorters. Sorting is a physical change so it gave the students one more hands on way to see physical changes and an amazing way to use their creativity to make a sorter!

5th grade sorterVideo Maker

Sensory Gardens!

Kindergarten recently planted the beds outside the STEM lab in the courtyard.  We chose plants that used all 5 senses; including pansies, cabbage, lettuce, many herbs, and chinese lantern plants.  It looks beautiful due to the expertise of the students!!


4th grade Force and Motion

Thank you to Mr. Wickline for taking some amazing pictures of Ms. Guay’s class in the STEM Lab! Enjoy!

Robot Rally on Nov. 15th

Come to the Robot Rally-free admission.-Nov. 15th 11:00-3:30 at Southern Polytechnical State University
Every year Atlanta Hobby Robot Club hosts Robot Rally; where robot enthusiasts show off and compete with their robots. Competitions include Cube Quest, Line Maze Solving, Open Competition and Polyathlon. The event is FREE and open to the public.
They have graciously allowed Shallowford Falls to sell our raffle tickets at this event-Thank you Atlanta Hobby Robot Club!!

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4th Graders Begin Force and Motion Unit!

4th graders are having an awesome time using Knex to learn about force and motion. In this unit we will be exploring speed, momentum, friction, and Newtons laws of motion! The student will explore falling weight systems and even make propellor driven cars!


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