We assigned the task of making a tunnel that could hold the most weight.The children could use any materials that they wanted to create their tunnels. They designed, built, and then tested several times adapting their designs and materials. The official weigh off came and the children were so excited. The families came and participated during the weigh off. We did not bring enough weights. Several tunnels was still standing after 170lbs was added to the top.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Rocks and Minerals
|They began using the scientific method of finding out the|
density, hardness, and types of rocks.
|Does rocks absorb water?|
They were able to go the Geo Science center in Tulsa. They showed them many different types of rocks. They learned about fossil fuels that come from rocks. They also were able to see fossils and bones that became rock.
They adopted a rock. They found out where the rock was born. Discussed it life before and how it many grow and change. They dressed the rock and gave the rocks names. They presented their rocks to the class.
|They created props that were important to their careers|
The children read different biographies and created the person out of a 2 liter bottles. They created presentations for their biographies and presented them in class.
Monet and Land formsWe began this investigation when we went on a field trip to Philbrook Museum that had the Monet exhibit. We had been working on space and the planets. After the field trip the children began discussing what in on the surface of the earth.
Monet was a great way for the children to discover land forms. Monet technique was used throughout the process. We watched different videos on Monet's life and how he painted.
|They used Monet's technique of painting their canvas a solid color. Then they allowed it to dry.|
He then painted over the canvas with many tones of color.