February 12

Dancing Hearts

What will happen to conversation hearts if we drop them into a cup of water? Will something different occur if we drop them into a cup of Sprite? Vocabulary included, solid, liquid, gas, sink, float, and carbon dioxide.




My youngest scientists finished lab by learning more about color science. How do you make pink? Look at all the tints of pink we created with just red and white paint.


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May 10

Crabs and Shells

Pre-K students continued their study of the ocean with a lab about shells and the animals who live in them. We know that scientists classify, and we began lab by classifying our classmates. We formed groups using one common attribute- age, gender, color of shoes, curly or straight hair, etc. Then we learned the names of some common shells before we each classified our own bag of shells. At the end of lab, we observed our hermit crabs and learned about their body parts and habitat. Although I don’t have photos of this lab, I wanted to share these cute crabs they made in their classroom with Mrs. Lilge.


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April 29

Insects

Teaching science concepts across the curriculum makes our science units so much more meaningful. After studying invertebrates, second grade entomologists made these original insects in art class. They have three body parts, six legs, antennae, and wings.

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April 29

Found Art Projects

Third graders are studying environmental science and they always tell me that this is one of their favorite projects. It is a great reminder that you can reuse trash and turn it into something beautiful and fun! This is just a few of these projects. They are all on display in the Media Center.

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May 26

The Science of Color

First graders reviewed the concept that white light consists of the visible spectrum (rainbow colors). Black is the absence of color. A tint is created by adding white to any color thereby making it lighter (pink or gray). A shade is created by adding black to any color, thereby making it darker. We used the primary colors to create the secondary colors with color fizzers. Then we folded dippity dye paper and dipped the corners and sides into red, yellow, and blue food coloring. When we opened the paper, we each had a unique design and the colors mixed to create orange, green, and purple.





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May 25

Science and Art

Kindergarten biologists in Mrs. Hornsby’s class have been studying life cycles and metamorphosis in science. They learned about symmetry and measured their butterfly’s wing span with nonstandard units. I love to see science integrated with other disciplines!





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March 13

Tie Dye Shirts

What a fun and creative way to make tie-dye shirts.  The children colored shirts with sharpies and then we dropped rubbing alcohol on them to give the shirts a tie-dye look.  The children loved them!  Thanks Kimberly for planning a fun and creative Parent Spot!

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