Every nine weeks, TCS enrichment students dive deep into a new topic. They started this school year exploring “force and motion at the carnival.” Students are developing an understanding of Newton’s laws of motion as they complete weekly STEAM challenges. Each challenge requires students to use the engineering process of asking, planning, creating, improving, and reflecting. So far, students have collaborated in teams to design roller coasters with drops and loops, built zip lines by creating the best angle and using materials that cause the least amount of friction, and participated in a challenge to construct a car out of a water bottle that can be propelled by a balloon. It has certainly been a thrilling start to enrichment this year!