Learning about distance and speed


Students use remote controlled toy cars

By Charles Warner - cwarner@s24511.p831.sites.pressdns.com



Photo courtesy of Lockhart School The students in Mrs. Sara Jones’ 8th grade class at Lockhart School recently had fun while learning about distance and speed. Pictured here are students Caleb Thomas, Noah Harris and Isaac Eubanks and the remote controlled toy cars they used in their studies.


LOCKHART — Normally when you think of cars and school you don’t of them being in a classroom but that was the case recently in a class at Lockhart School where cars — very small ones that is — were used to teach students.

In Mrs. Sara Jones’ 8th grade class at Lockart School students were studying distance and speed and what better way to learn about those concepts than by using technology that is synonymous with them.

Yes, that’s right, the automobile. It travels disances long, short and in-between at speeds fast, slow and in-between.

So it was the automobile that students used to study the concepts of distance and speed and they even had them in the classroom.

No, they did not drive a car into the school or disassemble it and rebuild it in the classroom. Instead they used remote-controlled toy cars to learn about distance and speed and have some fun in the process, because what is more fun than sending toy cars careening around the floor.

Distance and speed are importance concepts to understand, and that understanding can be quite handy when driving a car for real. It’s important to understand distance, especially when it comes to making sure you’ve got plenty of gas in your tank so you don’t have to end up walking at a most inconvenient time. It is equally important to understand the concept of speed, especially where it concerns the speed limit as you don’t want to get pulled over by law enforcement for speeding, a state of affairs that can be especially inconvenient.

Photo courtesy of Lockhart School The students in Mrs. Sara Jones’ 8th grade class at Lockhart School recently had fun while learning about distance and speed. Pictured here are students Caleb Thomas, Noah Harris and Isaac Eubanks and the remote controlled toy cars they used in their studies.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_0938.jpgPhoto courtesy of Lockhart School The students in Mrs. Sara Jones’ 8th grade class at Lockhart School recently had fun while learning about distance and speed. Pictured here are students Caleb Thomas, Noah Harris and Isaac Eubanks and the remote controlled toy cars they used in their studies.
Students use remote controlled toy cars

By Charles Warner

cwarner@s24511.p831.sites.pressdns.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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