We have had such a wonderful time together this week. I could tell from the first minute that these kids were eager to learn! It has been a challenge to have so many students in one room, but they have handled it beautifully. They have been kind, respectful, and helpful to one another. They have worked cooperatively, organized supplies, and shared a tight space with one another. With the news of a split, they handled it maturely and now are all looking forward to continuing this exciting journey in third grade!
To kick off our Scientific Method unit, we learned about what scientists do when conducting experiments. We also discussed the many tools you may find in a lab or even in a classroom like ours. The students were so knowledgeable about this topic! They even knew some of the steps in the Scientific Method. I was so impressed! Then the kids were given a task- They had to SAVE FRED!! Fred was sailing on his ship in the ocean and then it capsized! He needed his life preserver quick! The students were tasked with getting the life preserver (gummy life saver) around Fred (gummy worm). However, they were not allowed to use their hands- only paper clips. 🙂 Here’s how it went:
We constructed a hypothesis, tested it, and communicated our problems and results. Thanks to these brilliant problem solvers, Fred was rescued! 🙂