May 14

River

One of the outdoor suggestions for this week’s online learning was to create a lazy river. Attach a garden hose to a river bed made from aluminum foil. Add a bridge, rocks, and some animals,. Then, sail a boat down the river! I hope I see more photos.

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May 9

Oobleck

During online learning, third and fourth graders had the homework option to make oobleck. Is it a liquid or a solid? You decide! Want to learn more? Click here and here. Do not put oobleck down your sink!

May 9

Popsicles

Making Popsicles was a homework choice during third grade’s online thermal energy unit. They look delicious! Did you know that Popsicles were invented by Frank Epperson in 1905 when he was just eleven years old?


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May 9

Potato

Is it possible to put a plastic straw through a potato? Yes, with air pressure! Click here to read more about this investigation.


Can you blow up a balloon inside a water bottle? Click here to learn more about this fun investigation.

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May 2

Treasure Maps

Every week during online learning, I give my scientists an outdoor challenge. In this activity, I encouraged them to draw a map of their properties or yards, adding as many details as possible. I showed them examples of maps that also included compass roses and keys. The next step was to hide a treasure of some kind, and then place an x on the map to indicate where it was hidden. Finally, the map was given to someone and he/she searched for the treasure using the map.

May 2

Water Cycle

Fourth grade meteorologists are studying the water cycle.Watch the water cycle happen in a bag! The water will evaporate, condense, and fall as water droplets. Then the whole cycle will begin again. What starts the process? Click here to watch an informative video about the water cycle.

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May 2

More Thermal Energy Online

What will happen if you drop food coloring in jars or cups filled with cold water, room temperature water, and hot water? That was the question I posed to my third grade scientists during online thermal energy instruction. Click here to watch a video we used as our model.

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