Flipping for Science

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Wondering how the latest adolescent craze can be constructive? South Woods Middle School students recently ‘flipped’ for a science lesson during which they explored the role of gravity and water level by successfully flipping a water bottle. Students formed hypotheses about the optimum amount of water needed for a successful flipping experience, then tested their theories, recorded data and compared results. “I never thought I’d be allowed to flip bottles in class!” said one student.  “It was neat to learn about gravity and angular momentum through something fun.”