SIS 1st graders, for their January STEAM project, discussed inclined planes, ramps, friction, speed and distance. According to Mrs. Ryan, the class’ challenge was to construct a sledding ramp using card stock, tape and linking cubes. “We wanted to build a ramp that would let our ‘sled’ (bottle cap) travel the farthest distance. We made blueprints in our small groups, built our structures, tested, made improvements and tested again. Some our sleds traveled up to 14″! Nice job 1st graders!