First Lego League's Theme for 2017-2018 School Year has Been Announced
Robot Revolution Grades 3-4 Spring 2017
Click the Robot Above to get to the game. You must play this with a partner on a laptop with a keyboard.
The time has come to get more refined in programming our ev3 robots. Students have been playing with programing our robots to go in circles, straight lines, how to go slow, and how to make annoying sounds. View the videos below to see what missions students will need to program our robots to do.
Shark Shipment is one mission
If you ever go online at home - Watch these modules and immerse yourself in coding
Robot (R)Evolution Fall 2016 - 4th and 5th Grade
Look what I'm teaching for enrichment in 2016 - Sign up through Indian Trail PTO
Science Lab is a GO!
What THINGS do we use in a science lab?
What KIND of scientists are there? PBS KIDS VIDEO Real Scientists
Color Changing milk and scientific lava lamps what happens when oil and water don't mix but you force them to mix using Alka Seltzer?
What kind of a scientist can you become? Bring your Chromebook to do a little research. Why do Pop Rocks pop when you get them wet? What happens if you mix Pop Rocks with POP?
Taste Test and Science protocol
States of Matter (Stages in candy making)
Chemical Changes versus Physical Changes
Chemistry Lab Production Line
State of Matter
Kool Aid Playdough
The reviews are in:
It was fun even when I ate a vomit jelly bean. - Nate
I hated the Tabasco and I liked writing down the taste test reactions -Cassidy
I liked putting Mentos in Coke-Dylan
I liked the drinking the coke after the Mentos experiment-Tanner
I loved the big explosion with the coke as well as eating a Tabasco jellybean-Aron
I really liked all the taste test and the crazy things people got for me.-Mia
I liked the taste testing and I had no clue at all of what I was getting-MJ
-I liked putting the mentos in coke as well as doing the taste testLucas
I like the taste testing-Rodrigo
I liked layering the liquids.-Maelyn
I liked the vomit jellybean and liked doing the taste test-Cameron
I liked doing the taste testing and he drinks experiment.-Aleya
So...I thought the density experiment was not for my age, I want no one in the whole entire world to taste a worm jellybean - Liam
Did you know that I am a librarian by day and mad scientist by night? Join me in the library to conduct incredible experiments and make potions and treats—even your own candy or soap! Students will concoct, create and explore in this hands-on class where science and fun meet.
Mass divided by Volume equals Density
5 Facts About Density video
Experiments with Density-Layering Liquids
Video about Density
Which juice is the densest? Can you makea layered drink just using the juices available?
In General What do we need to make Rock Candy?
Setting up for Rock Candy Production
Rock Candy VIDEO #1
Rock Candy Video #2
Rock Candy Video #3
Which soda makes the best reaction with Mentos?
Blindfold Taste Test form shown below
Blind Taste Test - Tongue Biology
How the Tongue Works
Experiments with Carbon Dioxide
Setting up your own experiment - repeat anything we've already done or make up your own demonstration using the
Project Wild September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6
The reviews to our class are in:
I liked the ravine adventure and collecting different nature items.
I like the geo caching and walking through a neighborhood to find clues. I would like to try using technology to do this with a GPS.
I liked going to Wild Birds to get birdseed and making mud.
I wish there were MORE adventures.
Do you love nature? What about dirt?
Did you know there are natural spaces within walking distance of Indian Trail?
Come to explore, enjoy nature, and learn to be a little bit wild. All participants are expected to get their hands and their clothing dirty. Each project wild meeting will include nature based activities, and explorations will be made through and about the wild parts of Highland Park. We will play games that reinforce and reconnect us to the natural world.
1. A Visit to Wild Birds Unlimited
2. Create a natural bird feeder & learn about local birds
3. Can you name this bird by its call?
4. 45 minutes of bird sound
5. Newsletter emailed home
Moraine Ravine walk and Native Animals and Plants
Moraine Beach- Natural Artists, Keep on Tracking
Week Four: Central Park, map skills, looking for landmarks, Introduction to Geo-caching
Week Five: Rock cycle, soil samples and mud production