Man I have been HORRIBLE about updating here lately! That's how it goes when school starts and things get off on a roll!!! So, for the next few days I'll be backing up and getting the ol' blog here up to date! Let me start with this...we studied Solids, Liquids, and Gases a few weeks back and had a blast learning all about matter. We started by watching some Brainpop Jr. videos about it - gotta love Brainpop! Then we brainstormed a few ideas:
We also had a day where we made pancakes to watch the liquid go to solid and then the gas in the pancake batter bubbles - sorry no pic of this - I was busy making 21 pancakes:)
We culminated our unit with a few special ingredients:
Ok...look sideways...the solid was the ice cream, the liquid was the coke, the gas was the foam/bubbles to make:
Ta-da! Coke floats! Oh my word - the kiddos LOVED this - you'd have thought we gave them each a million dollars - lots of hugs and thank you's this day - this is what makes learning fun folks - this is what it's all about!!! After drinking their coke float they had to draw and record the different parts in their science journals!
I love teaching like this where learning is fun!!!