Rivendell SCIENCE

Physical Science

Older Kids are hard at work on their science fair projects. Each student has chosen their question and conducted an experiment to explore that question. It sounds like the kids have some pretty awesome questions to explore and I can’t wait to hear about what they discovered! In order to prepare for their individual projects, we completed a class experiment and reviewed the steps to the scientific method. In Bryce’s class, we learned about the field of Forensic Science and explored the relationship between height and blood splatter. In Suzanne’s class, we learned about how the size and shape of granular material influences its speed.

With the Middle and Younger Kids we spent the first part of the unit exploring matter. We learned about and explored the properties of solids, liquids, and gases. We finished off the exploration by observing how adding or taking away energy can change the state of matter by making slushies.

In preschool, we have been doing experiments or activities to go along with their weekly learning themes. We have made salt crystals, and built habitats for animals to hibernate in, and explored ramps to name a few.

The next couple of weeks are going to be spent exploring energy and after break I have a cool project in the works with some CSU engineering students that I think the students are going to love.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your kid’s learning journey and as always please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!