This week’s theme was seeds. We started with “Flip, Flop, Fly: seeds on the move” by Joann Early Macken. I am fairly certain these little scientists knew everything I wanted to share with them 🙂 We decided to experiment with
This week students had to try to create a support for a book, and then expand that to a support for an open book. We had two books – one heavier than the other. The support had to raise the
Today we started with the book “A Nest is Noisy.” We read about birds making all different types of nests and their are many others species who also build nests. We then used toilet paper rolls to imitate the trees.
Last week we studied vernal equinox. We reviewed all four seasons and talked about the things we’re looking forward to in spring (like trading in snow pants for shorts!). While reading “The reasons for seasons” by Gail Gibbons we talked about
Today we learned about water tension and cohesion… words they might actually remember! LOL! Because people—when water molecules are about to break apart from their friends, THINGS GET TENSE! We also showed lots of other “co” words that meant “together”
We continued to learn more about shelter. Our focus was on what animals take shelter inside an oak tree. I read a poem featuring various animals which gave us ideas on how animals could take shelter in an oak tree.
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
We made paper airplanes today. I supplied several different paper types: construction, card stock, drawing paper and foil. The Electrons each chose a paper and we made some cool paper airplane models. Then we tested the models indoors and out,
Today’s challenge was to make the longest paper chain as possible from one piece of paper. They were encouraged to think through their strategy before they cut their paper loops. Each kid had a slightly different cutting and assembling technique.
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