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Electrons

Lava Lamps

We started class by making lava lamps in the kitchen. Thanks to everyone who sent bottles! In a 20 oz or 1 liter bottle, we added about 1.5 inches of water. We then filled the bottle about 2/3 with vegetable oil and noticed how water and oil don’t mix and how oil stays on top […]

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Bam!

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Paper Planes

We did an assignment with symmetry. A continuation of the paper planes theme. The kids had to make a symmetrical design using a ruler and exact measurement, cut out symmetrical design with scissors, and use some form of color on their projects. We will try to put up their designs this week in the art […]

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Math Games

I asked the kids what they would like to learn in math games. They gave some great suggestions of games and puzzles. I told them we would incorporate as much as we could. But that I would also be bringing in math enrichment lessons. We started off with a great book I have on paper […]

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What Is Science?

We started our science block with the table covered in paper so we all could make notes and drawings to answer “what is science?” We filled the whole white board when we shared our ideas! Some examples: orbits, cells, electrons, digestion, anatomy, gravity, measurements, trees, water, fuel power…the list goes on! We then played a […]

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Park Days!

Park Days are in full swing! All are welcome! Sign up on the mailing list (remove yourself at any time) if you would like to receive weekly announcements letting you know where we will be meeting each Thursday. Hope to see you there!

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Joseph Cornell

The Electrons were inspired by Joseph Cornell.

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Birch Trees

This week I got to hang out with the Neutrons and the Electrons for art! We made one of my favorite projects. Water colors with masking tape resists. We ripped peices of tape to make birch tree shapes applied to water color paper,then used water colors over the tape and on the paper,and sprinkled salt […]

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Volcanos

We are creating the legendary volcano! 🙂 Each of the Electrons read some volcano facts aloud from Volcanoes by Daniel Rogers and referenced some other materials from the OP public library. They also constructed the shell of their models with cardboard and paper mache.

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Needle Felting

Needle felting has been a very popular art form with some of the kids. We’ve seen roving turned into dragons,bunnies and even emojis.

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