Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Show and Tell Tuesday 9/20

I am linking up with Forever in 5th Grades Monthly Linky Party called Show and Tell Tuesday.  
Here are a few things that I'd like Show and Tell!
Learning about the scientific method 
with a Gummy Bear Lab
 Working with Large Numbers
 using my Human Place Value
How can you keep a banana yellow longer?
Using science for a real problem
 We had a visit from Professor K.M. Istry!!!
Please visit Forever in Fifth Grade!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Gummy Bear Lab

What happens to gummy bears when put into different substances?

I love teaching science every day!!!

This week we put the scientific method into full swing.  The kids made observations, came up with many questions, wrote hypotheses for each substance, made observations and wrote their conclusions.
Here is a free recording sheet that I made for making observations and asking questions.
Link for free printable
If you want the flip book lab and sheets that I used for the lab and instructions,
please check out my tpt unit below.  It can be used with other grades.
Part of my lab flip book in unit above

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Picture the Scientist

Last week I had my students create a portrait of a scientists at home.  I had them display them on their desks and we walked about in my "Art Gallery."  No talking, just observing, looking at each piece of art.  When they saw each portrait they had to write something that was the same in most and something was different.
Some Similarities we had:

  • scientist in lab coat "normal scientist"
  • at a table
  • using chemicals and tools

Some Differences we had:
  • one was in the water
  • some male and female
  • some adults and kids
  • some in a lab and in classroom

We discussed the "stereotypical" scientist.  I had them sit and stand for several questions that I made up based on our ideas.  I was very happy to see many females this year, but many girls did draw males.

  • Is your scientist a male?
  • Is your scientist a female?
  • Is your scientist working in a lab?
  • Where is your scientist working if it is not a lab?
  • Is your scientist using chemicals?
  • If not, what is your scientist doing?

Link for free printable