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Scavenger Hunt and Churchill Road

Churchill Road sixth graders Justin Park, Jacob Sensiba, Sophia Falco and Kat Van Hoffman used their own kinetic energy while observing the radiant energy of the sun on their science scavenger hunt

Churchill Road sixth graders Justin Park, Jacob Sensiba, Sophia Falco and Kat Van Hoffman used their own kinetic energy while observing the radiant energy of the sun on their science scavenger hunt Kim Moran

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Churchill Road sixth graders Belen Dentzel-Helmy, Lucas Noe, Matthew Loftus and Ryan Fox found an example of a simple machine—screws—holding the school’s cafeteria tables together during their science scavenger hunt.

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From left, Churchill Road sixth graders Luke Voorheis, Simrin Jeddy, Helen Bascom, Katie Holzapfel, Gillian Weed, David Suratgar, Lindsay Nyquist, Amanda Ugone and Jacob Backes are happy to find examples of wedges and levers on the science scavenger hunt.

Churchill Road sixth graders took advantage of the summery May weather to go on a scavenger hunt in Steven Nicklas’ science class. Teams of four students had 10 minutes to find as many real world examples of simple machines (screws, levers, pulleys, wedges, inclined planes, wheels and axels) and kinds of energy (chemical, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, radiant and thermal) as they could. One group of students found screws holding cafeteria tables together, a second group explored the school grounds and observed the thermal and radiant energy generated by the sun while taking a turn on the swings, and a third group discovered FCPS workmen using wedges and levers while laying new floor tiles.