March 29

Fun Items

I promised several classes I would put the information for both of these on my blog.  We used the ultraviolet bubbles in the Black Light Lab. The floating jellyfish is similar to the squids we used. (See previous post.) You may have called it a Cartesian diver.

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March 13

Plasma Ball

The Plasma Ball is always a fun learning tool. It is a glass globe containing a low density gas and a central electrode that creates lightning-like streams of light.

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March 2


In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and fifth grade’s study of matter, we made oobleck. Oobleck is a Non-Newtonian liquid and it has interesting properties.  Vocabulary included viscosity and suspension. Watch this video to learn more about oobleck.


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We also discovered that oobleck is similar to quick sand.

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