## Weekly Summary: Probability – Neutrons – STEM

This past week the Neutrons played a dice game we affectionately called “Chip-o.” Wheels were  turning and kids cheering before we even made it through the first round. We made (sometimes heated) observations of which numbers we kept rolling, and

## Weekly Summary: Area/Perimeter – Neutrons – STEM

Last week we discussed area and perimeter. The Neutrons were each given five plastic animals, two dice, and a thick sheet of grid paper to create their own zoos. They used the numbers rolled as the proportions for each animal

## Weekly Summary: Four Strikes You’re Out – Electrons and Neutrons – STEM

The Neutrons and Electrons played a game called Four Strikes You’re Out, which I’m so grateful Elizabeth shared with me. Here is a description of how the game is played: https://marilynburnsmath.com/four-strikes-and-youre-out/ Rather than breaking into pairs, we played the game

## Math/Science: Parachutes

Our final day of math/science for this co-op year was spent building and testing parachutes! The wind made this activity even more exciting than I’d planned – hooray!

## Math/Science: Grasshoppers

Today we were learning about mini beasts. So, I picked grasshoppers bc I love making them move like the animal we’re learning about 🤣. We started with a life cycle paper plate project to build on our pond discussion from 2

## Math/Science: Marshmallow Catapults

Marshmallow catapults!!! I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner since Neutron interest has been waning in math and science lately. It was delightful to have 100% engagement in this activity. The joy and wonder on this face says

## Math/Science: Geometric Shapes

We started our time together with an art project using geometric shapes. True to form, many of The Neutrons took this in their own direction and ended up drawing whatever they felt like 😀 We ended with some of Elizabeth’s

## Math/Science: Bar Graphs

Today we studied bar graphs. We practiced graphing various sets of data – Ages of Neutrons and Pets. Then they split into pairs to create their own studies, collect data, and create graphs. We saw favorite sport, favorite country, favorite

## Math/Science: Clay Moon Phases

We started reading “Moon: Earth’s Best Friend” by Stacy McAnulty. We learned a little about how the moon started and the different phases of the moon. We used air dry clay to make 8 different phases of the moon. In

## Math: Estimation Games

The Neutrons worked on estimating yesterday. Thanks to all those who participated in our group estimation project…we wanted to see if taking the average of many guesses would get us close to the total number of items in a jar.