Polson Students Share Paper Roller Coasters with Jeffrey Students

As a fun addition to the first grade Forces and Motion science unit, Jeffrey Elementary School students visited Polson Middle School to test out the paper roller coasters the seventh-grade students made during their Forces and Motion science unit.  The overlap of these units allowed perfect timing for the visit and both elementary and middle school students were able to have conversations about energy, gravity, momentum, friction, and inertia.  Older and younger students alike enjoyed the interaction and exchanged ideas on ways to improve the roller coaster design.   

For details on both Forces and Motion units, please visit the Madison Public Schools Science Curriculum page. 

Jeffrey elementary school students checking out a roller coaster made by Polson students
Jeffrey Elementary school students visit Polson Middle School and learn about forces and motion
Jeffrey Elementary school students visit Polson Middle School and learn about forces and motion
Jeffrey Elementary school students visit Polson Middle School and learn about forces and motion
Jeffrey Elementary school students visit Polson Middle School and learn about forces and motion
Jeffrey elementary student learning about forces and motion with a roller coaster made by Polson Middle School students
Jeffrey Elementary school students visit Polson Middle School and learn about forces and motion
Polson student working on her rollercoaster for the Forces and Motion unit in Science
Jeffrey Elementary school students visit Polson Middle School and learn about forces and motion
Jeffrey Elementary school students visit Polson Middle School and learn about forces and motion
Jeffrey Elementary school students visit Polson Middle School and learn about forces and motion