Friday, May 3, 2013

There's something in the water!

Hello Everyone!
I am so sorry I haven't been on lately.  Crazy, busy week!  
Among a gazillion other things, we continued with our study of natural resources, this week focusing on water. We wrote some great little poems, created a collage similar to our tree from last week, and made rain!  Here are a few pics! I'll let them tell the story of a few things from our week! :)
Brainstorming "________water" anchor chart

Love the Water Drop concrete poems!

Making a raindrop collage from magazine scraps was sooooo fun!  We'll put it up next to our tree from last week!


Making rain is as simple and cheap as filling a can with ice, water, and blue foodcoloring, and watching the outside of the can for about a half an hour.  Water forms on the outside of the can and drips down. Blue food coloring is added to the water on the inside to show that it is not that water that is leaking.

Here's the "Making Rain" activity. Click here to download.
Directions and student recording sheet included
Other Natural resource activities can be foundHERE!!

Well, I'm sorry this is so short, but I am fading fast!  Next week? some plant activities, finishing measurement, media learning, air experiments, and tons of reading and writing!!
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!