“Letter S is for Science Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter S is for Science Week” was SenSational, Stupendous, Silly, Super, Superb, and of course, Scientific!  As would be expected on letter S week, the Sharebox was Stuffed!  The students filled the Sharebox to the brim with items such as: shoes, socks, skunks, space stuff, spaceships, StarWars “guys”, Scooby Doo, stars, snakes, sharks and more!  How many S shares can you name below?

 

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, the students worked one-on-one with their teachers to complete their letter S tracing/writing identification activity pages!  Later in the day, they went hunting for the letter S and created their letter S word lists.  Here is Monday’s list – there are So many words that Start with S!

 

 

The scientific exploration began on Thursday as the students learned all about the Scientific Method!  The teachers introduced this method by explaining it was the same method that scientists use daily to help them learn more about the world around them!  Here are the steps.

 

Step 1: Ask a Question.

Step 2: Gather Information and Observe!

Step 3: Construct a Hypothesis (an educated guess).

Step 4: Test your Hypothesis by doing an Experiment!

Step 5: Analyze the Data!

Step 6:  Draw a Conclusion!

Step 7: Share your Results!

After learning all about the Scientific Method, the students could not wait to get started ASKING QUESTIONS!  One question they investigated this week was “WILL THIS ITEM SINK OR FLOAT?”  Here they are in action exploring scientific concept of DENSITY!  After hypothesizing what might happen, the students began conducting their experiments.  The students concluded that items that were HEAVY (more dense than the water) sunk to the bottom and items that were LIGHT (less dense than the water) floated on top of the water!  What a fun day of science exploration!

 

 

The students continued employing the Scientific Method on Friday as they answered the question – What is the best way to Clean Coins?  The students prepared two jars – one with water and soap and the other with vinegar.  Upon completion of the experiment, the students were SHOCKED to see that the vinegar solution was even better than soap and water!  The teachers explained that the vinegar caused a reaction with the dirt on the coin that helped it dissolve (or disappear).  What a fun way to clean up!

 

 

Speaking of Letter S, the students said “See you later” to the Animales (Animals) unit in Spanish class this week!  They will begin a new unit of study next week!  Stay tuned for more!  Well, that is all for “Letter S is for Science Week”  As always, thank you for reading!  Have a wonderful, fun, and safe weekend!

-PPA

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