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Special Education students become "experimental engineers"

Oct. 31, 2018



Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Special Education students in grades 2-6 based out of Richfield Springs got to feel what it is like to be an "experimental Engineer" on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

They built catapults with slight differences and then tested which worked better by measuring the distance traveled by each candy object they catapulted into the air.

The students were enthusiastically engaged in their learning, while having fun at the same time!

Below are photos from the activity:

Two students smiling while making catapults using plastic spoons


Three students on the floor testing plastic spoon catapults


Two students testing catapults on the floor


Two students testing catapults with their sheets of paper for making notes on the floor


Two students pull back plastic spoon catapults


Student at a desk making notes


A wide view of students and teachers working on experiments


Student close to the camera loads candy corn into catapults


Students smiling and working on engineering experiment


Two students on floor testing out two different catapults


Two students and a teacher working on an experiment on the floor


Two students measuring for their experiment on the floor