Science has been a real treat for the senses the past 3 weeks! We have been learning the Scientific Method at all levels, which means, EXPERIMENTS! This is the children’s favorite thing…..so I have been really feeling the love lately! They have worked on the following skills
Asking a question, following instructions, noting their materials, making observations and recording them, making a “best guess or hypothesis” recording data and possibly analyzing it, making conclusions.
All of our experiments have been recorded on a variety of worksheets that will familiarize the kid with language, steps and turning a process or experiment into something that can be shared.
All of their written work will come home at the end of the year in a Science Notebook. Some of their documentation will be on display during our “science share” night at Rivendell on March 8 from 6-8 PM.
Data – recording and analyzing…Asking a clear question. D Do Tall student’s have the biggest feet? height/feet length data
Floating M’s experiment=separation, dissolve, recording times for data
Variables, hypothesis and conclusion
Which candy will “melt–dissolve first” Question, hypothesis, recording
Float or sink, things we see the same/different. Sharing information, building on previous knowledge to try again.
Surface Tension. Prediction, Hypothesis, Conclusion