Thursday, June 9, 2011

Making Music

We learned a pretty piece of music to sing to the accompaniment of Orff instruments.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Escape to Planet Oobleck

Students used foil to make spaceships that could land on the surface of Oobleck without sinking into it.

Tortillas Made Out of Oobleck?

Not very appetizing!

More Oobleck Discoveries

These students are self-proclaimed scientists! Yay!!!


We had gooey, messy fun with Oobleck, a non-Newtonian fluid made of cornstarch and water. The students discovered that when you hit it or press on it it acts like a solid, but if you touch it softly it behaves as a liquid. It's both solid and liquid!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

More Owl Pellet Explorations

It's not easy assembling, or putting together, the remains of a dead animal, is it? Now you get a feel for what paleontologists go through to assemble dinosaur skeletons.

Exploring Owl Pellets

As part of our unit opener on Fossils, the students removed bones from owl pellets. Then they matched the bones with a diagram of a vole, a common prey for owls.