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Science

Snow!

This week with the Quarks and Neutrons we had an indoor snowday. We started out by reading Snow by Sam Usher and then we read Stella Queen Of The Snow by Marie Louise Gay. Next we headed up to the kitchen to make icicles. Instead of making our icicles out of ice that would melt […]

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Ears

In the second of a series of science classes about our senses, the electrons learned about our ears and how we hear. In our first experiment, we covered a bowl with saran wrap and put a few pellets of rice on it. Then, using a wooden spoon and a pot, we banged on the pan […]

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Eyeballs

In the first of a series of classes exploring our senses, the electrons did a few experiments to find out how our eyes work. We built a model eye using a magnifying glass and a goldfish bowl. We used a cut out of a person and vellum paper taped to the fishbowl to act as […]

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Acids and Bases

Today we learned a bit about acids and bases. We did an experiment with baking soda/water and added grape juice and then added vinegar to see what would happen. We made invisible ink and learned how it worked. We then learned about static electricity using balloons, a wool sock, aluminum cans and our hair. We […]

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Food Chains

Last week we continued learning about food chains, but with an art twist. Using cut paper and some imagination, the electrons created stylized art food chain posters. They chose 3 animals to portray and created cut paper portraits of the animals ‘eating’ their prey… to illustrate ‘Secondary Consumers’, ‘Primary Consumers’, and ‘Primary Producers’. Here is […]

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Owl Pellets

In Electron Science we began a mini-unit on food chains by dissecting an owl pellet. By looking at charts of owl food chains and the bones of their prey, we were able to classify some of the found bones. The electrons also recorded their findings through sketches and writing down the answers to questions about […]

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Cicadas, Sand Volleyball, and Bike Racing

Today was another adventurous Park Day for the Co-op. Lots of families showed up, and some new friends picnicked with us as well. After a few “motocross” simulations around the sidewalk track (complete with added motorcycle realistic sound effects), the kids parked their bikes, ran into the playground and played one of their “furry” imagination […]

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Pom Poms, Zig Zags & Lava Lamps

Today in Protons Art, we explored the last of our primary colors; Yellow! Thank you Protons for bringing in objects and wearing the primary colors the last few weeks! Jillian brought a book about Yellow Umbrellas that we read while manipulating clay. The protons were introduced to Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting and were […]

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Mr. Nobody, Circus Skills & The Invisible Ink

Today the Protons explored the primary color blue! After reading “What Color is Your World?”, the chiclren created an oceanic collage out of a variety of blue materials for our mermaid puppet. The children too part in a sensory filled project involving lots of shaving cream, a spattering of food coloring, and a little bit […]

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Thermal Conductivity: How to Boil Water in a Paper Cup

So, we thought we would utilize one of the basic inventions of humankind for this experiment.  Fire!  That said, be sure to have some handy dandy adult supervision available when attempting this experiment.  We started by discussing paper, and specifically the temperature at which it burns.  After a quick web search, we determined that temperature […]

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