Friday, November 24, 2017

Salt, Sweat & Sweets


Greetings! 


Eye from the Storm

What a full week! In science, we made rain in a couple different ways. 

Condensation in the classroom




Condensation in a bowl

















The storm in the bowl demonstrated the complete water cycle and... 



...a survival strategy...


...plus, desalination. It turns out that evaporation only happens with pure liquids, so no salt or contaminates occur in water condensation. Think about it; you ever taste salty rain? Nope. 

Storm in a bowl

We grew a crop of millet in one week to run some water-related experiments.

Bountiful

And we ate some millet too. I actually eat a lot of millet, so the kids tasted the day's lunch. 


Munching millet
Tasty

Communal style

Home Garden-bound


In social studies, we're studying early human migration. Sweat was an adaptation that allowed us to be more effective hunters in hot conditions. 

Artificial Sweat (H2O) +

Artificial Breeze (O2, N, CO2, etc.) = Cooling Effect

Science of Sweat

Cool


Applied Science

We played with measurements (meters and centimeters) during math. 


Double half, crawl less. Smart! 


Who knew? 

Measuring up




Bird poop my vary
Measure-ground

So many measurement possibilities


In language arts, we drafted and revised essays together. 

Draft tips
Revision advice


Writing buddy


We continued our weekly Reading Buddies commitment with Pre-K.

Mutual
Benefit









Epic and interesting Show and Tell! 

Favorite book (for now)
Grandma's gift

Keepsake from now on


Sand art 

Multicolor/purpose clock

A Fabulous Monaco Adventure


And of course...

Happy Birthday A-Y-L-A


Enough for one week? Well, enough for now. 

Enjoy your weekend! 

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