Marie and Vikas joined us yesterday from McMaster University to share their passion for science and engineering. After an engaging presentation, students were challenged to build a strong and stable structure using limited materials. Click here for information on Venture Summer Camps and look for a brochure in your child’s agenda.
The grade 2’s thought about this question Friday while they explored making and playing with Oobleck or Magic Mud. A big thanks to the grade 3’s for helping the Kindies with their art during this time and also helping the 2’s get the classroom tidy after the exploration. Try making it at home by clicking on the recipe photo below. You can also add a drop or two of food colouring to brighten things up.
The grade threes carried out an experiment to determine which pillar shape could support the most books: triangular, rectangular or cylindrical. They discovered that the cylindrical shape held the most.
The boys and girls brainstormed words that connect to science. The grade threes are starting a unit about structures and the grade twos are starting a unit about movement. Make your own Wordles at home by clicking here.
~exploring area and perimeter with grid paper and geoboards (play with an online geoboard here)
~using Cuisenaire rods to create fractions (click here for online Cuisenaire rods)
~connecting and deepening our knowledge of fractions by investigating flags from around the world
~creating art with a metre of string
~investigating liquids via The Liquid Race (grade 2 science)
~comparing the distance a car travels on various surfaces to understand friction, click here for a virtual version of our experiment and a quiz (grade 3 science)
~baking molasses cookies for our upcoming Early Settler/Celebrations & Traditions Day