Students should be bringing home the permission slip for our upcoming field trip to the Chicago Wolves. If it’s missing or the dog ate it, please print a new one. Signed permission slips and $10.25 cash or check must be returned to your child's Social Studies teacher by Wednesday, 01/29!
On Thursday, February 20th, the 6th graders will be taking their first field trip of the year to Allstate Arena to see the Chicago Wolves hockey game. A great deal of thought and preparation has gone into this trip. We are thrilled that our students will have this opportunity to see that so many of the things they learn about at school can be connected to something exciting like a hockey game. Below, we have listed the specific academic connections students will be making in each of the core subject areas.
In an upcoming science unit, students will learn about Newton's Laws of Motion. During the game, students will observe examples of each of Newton's Laws as well as other key concepts from this unit, including: friction, contact force, inertia, acceleration, momentum, potential energy, and kinetic energy. Following the game, students will identify examples of the types of friction (sliding and static), kinetic energy, and potential energy.
Students often ask how what we are learning math applies to real life…the famous, “When are we ever going to use this in real life?” question. This trip will allow us to answer that question by making some real life connections. We will be making some geometry connections using the measurements of the hockey field and hockey equipment. We will also be calculating some statistics on the players and shooting percentages and save percentages.