We were so lucky today to have Elmer's Innovation come in and test some products with our class! The kids go to try out some glue and give feedback! They had so much fun talking about it and coming up with names! They came up with some great names and some not so great ha ha! Needless to say they were creative and fun! I think they really enjoyed being a part of it and we are so thankful for Mr. Wetli and his team to come in and let them be a part of the creative process!
It also piggy backed great on our Matter study! Mr. Van was the scientist behind making the glue and the kids thought that was so cool that that's what he did-for a job!
Our Jello experiment was a success!! The class did a GREAT job listening, observing and recording. We talked a lot about how Jello is such an interesting substance, that we can make it go from a liquid to a solid just by changing the temperature! We talked about the word "dissolve" and why we have to stir for 3 min. straight when making Jello. Only bummer is we put it in the fridge for 1.5 hours and it still wasn't quite up to edible standards so we will check it again tomorrow to see!
Today we started talking about how matter can change. We watched a fun brain pop jr. video to help set up this experiment. I told them they had no rules except they couldn't take the ice out of the bag. They had no time limit (ish) to turn their solid into a liquid. Most started out stomping and smashing the ice. Some thought of body heat and put the bag in between them! One out of the box thinking group, said to put hot water on the bag to melt it! We had ice melt as fast as 5 min. and as long as 15!
We talked about how matter can change by cooking/heating, mixing, cutting, ripping, fire, shaking, and freezing. Many of our experiments next week will hit on this concept too!
Today we read a fun book about How To Give a Wooly Mammoth a Bath. It helped give a fun visual and a step by step guide. We also had a share out of a how to from home: Lego set. It was a visual representation on how to build a set. At this point, I'm giving no "direction" on what it has to look like. I saw a lot of pictures with some labels, I saw words and pictures and I saw just words. Here are a few examples! They were very excited to share and I loved each kid's take/perspective on it! Tomorrow I will show them examples of my Fine Cooking magazine, a Youtube video and a pinterest! Don't forget to send or email a picture/video of a how to for your child to share!
Today we talked about what is a how-to and what they look like in our world. They came up with a great list of where they have seen and used how-to's in their life. Tomorrow we will look a many of these examples. So for homework, they are to bring in a How-To BY WEDNESDAY so they can share on Wednesday their how to. It can be:
-Lego set instructions
-a link to a pinterest/youtube video
-a video they filmed/or you filmed for them. (like you showing them how to do something at home or them showing someone)
Thanks for your help!