States of Matter and Buddy Fun!

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The students worked in pairs to write their own states of matter songs and poems!  The goal was to teach someone about the states of matter through their song or poem.

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We got together with our fifth grade buddies and did a building challenge!  Each group was given marshmallows, toothpicks, and popsicle sticks.  They were to build something with the materials they were given.  Then Mrs. Hidalgo judged which building was the most creative, sturdy, and tallest.

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Mystery Matter: Each students picked out a piece of mystery matter from a box aliens brought to our room!  The students rotated through stations in the science lab exploring their piece of mystery matter.  They had to measure it, weigh it, see if it sinks or floats, and describe its properties.  At the end the students had to describe their mystery matter and everyone tried to guess what it was.

 

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We joined the Kindergarten to learn about dental hygiene!

 

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Today the students were revising their Oobleck stories.  They had to go back to their stories and add at least 3 adjectives, dialogue, and change the words “went and said” to something more exciting.  The students also finished making their “5 W’s” flip book, where they wrote about the Who, What, When, Where, and Why about the story of Bartholomew and the Oobleck.

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Today we got to make Oobleck again but tried a different recipe.  We used cornstarch instead of Borax solution.  The students performed different tests on the Oobleck to see if it could bounce, pat it flat into a pancake, roll it into a worm, and more.  The students discovered that Oobleck is a solid and a liquid!  The students are starting to brainstorm what ingredients they want to use to create their own Oobleck recipe.  They also got to see how dry ice turns from a solid into a gas.

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