Projects energize Williams' fifth-graders
Fifth grade students at Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School are studying energy. One of their projects included filling a solar bag with air. The students took the bag outside to see heat energy in action.
Another assignment included a visit from a very special car. "With our study of energy, we had a guest speaker from Lake Land College," said Rachel Stuart, fifth grade teacher. Tim VanDyke came and spoke to fifth grade students about the lightning bug. A car that is powered completely by batteries. It costs about 5 cents a mile to drive this car. It can travel approximately 61 miles on a charge. The car has 16 batteries. The fifth grade students enjoyed checking out this cool car," said Stuart.
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