Thursday, September 29, 2011

Science Week- Day 4 ~Activities and Experiments~

We have been learning about properties and how they can be changed by heating and cooling.  Last week we changed old crayons by melting them.
Now ours were nowhere near as cute as the beauties from Holding the World in a Paper Cup, but the kids had a blast making them anyway.  Students chose five different colors and put them in foil cupcake liners.  Then they placed them in an electric skillet.  So sorry there are no pictures, but when heat is involved that is the last thing on my mind!

Tomorrow we will be changing the properties of a liquid by cooling it.  That means we are making ice cream!!  If you click the image below, you will get the instructions for making baggie ice cream and a little writing mat that goes with it.

Check out all the other Science activities and experiments at Learning with Mrs. Parker!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Science Week- Day 3 ~Freebies!~

My science freebie is to help students get acquainted with science tools and their uses.  I created these sheets to be used as a log for students as they rotate through various science tools stations.  In the document you will find station signs, teacher instructions, an explanation for each station and recording sheets.   Click the pic to get it!

 Here are a few pictures of our stations in action.  I missed out on a picture of the timer area :(. 

 Don't forget to check out all the other freebies at TBA!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Science Week- Day 2

Tuesday of Science Week is links to your favorite science videos and websites. My favorite is Sid the Science Kid!  Click the image to visit his PBS site.

On his website you will find experiments, videos, songs, and more. This is one of my favorite Sid videos.  It explains how germs are spread!


Click {HERE} to head over to Teaching Blog Addict to check out all the Science websites and videos!

Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm Back and It's Science Week!!!

      I am so excited to be back and blogging after my 2 month hiatus! Thank you to the sweet bloggers who nominated me as one of their Top 10 Blogs or a Versatile Blogger. I love you all! You are!
Everyone be sure to check out their blogs at:
Saylor’s Log
Spotlight on Kindergarten
Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories
Simply 2nd Resources
First Grade Fever
Primary Inspired
They are all totally awesome!

You know what else is awesome?  SCIENCE!  I LOVE science and LOVE teaching it.  The wonderful Jennifer from Rowdy in First Grade had the fab idea to put together "Science Week" through TBA

Books I LOVE to use in Science are mostly Eric Carle of course! So far this year we have used…

Used more as a relationship builder but we did talk about camouflage.

Used during our weather unit.

Used to discuss properties and attributes of things we are observing.
 Later in the year, we will use.....

 Both for objects in the sky.

Mr. Carle certainly comes in handy during insect and spider studies with The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle and The Very Busy Spider.  Oh and how could I forget his legendary life cycle story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar?!?!  I<3 Eric Carle.:)

Check all the other great science books out HERE!