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Fifth Grade Students Explore the Science of Sports
With the help of our area’s local sports organizations, fifth grade students at Hemby Bridge explored the science behind racing and hockey. On March 9th, students visited the Charlotte Motor Speedway. They examined different elements of force and motion through five different activities. At one station they looked at how different surfaces affect friction. At another they determined how changing the slope will affect the distance a car travels. Next, students looked at how changing the weight on different segments of the car affects how it turns. The highlights were the fourth and fifth stations. Students were able to take control of a remote control car and time themselves to see who could make it around a course the fastest. Then they took a tour of the speedway, including doing two laps around the track. It was an unforgettable experience!
On March 19, representatives from the Charlotte Checkers came to each of the fifth grade classrooms. Students participated in several different demonstrations that showed how physics relates to the sport of hockey. Both of these experiences helped the students understand how the science concepts they are learning in the classroom relate to the world around them.
Hemby Bridge Students Celebrate Youth Art Month
In honor of Youth Art Month, students from Hemby Bridge will have work featured in two upcoming Art shows. The first show will be at the Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. The students who have been selected to participate will have their work on display to the public from March 5 through May 18 in the exhibit area located off the lobby. A reception for those student artists will be held March 5, from 6-8pm at the exhibit.
The second show will be at the Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center. The students participating in this show will have work on display from March 6 until the end of the Month. A reception to honor the students in the show will be held March 6, from 4-7 at the Cultural Arts Center.