Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Science Magic Show!

A couple of weeks ago over 10 learners invited their families in to observe some Science Magic. Learners had performed these trick in front of a smaller audience in class, but wanted to share the fun with a larger group of people!

Over 30 people watched as learners performed tricks that could only be explained through science!

Take a look at what the students were able to do!

Plants beginning to grow!

We are excited to see that many of our plants and "Chia" houses are beginning to grow! It was fun to watch as our learners took care of their plants.

We will begin to HARVEST these plants soon so that we can look at them a little closer under a microscope.

We even grew some mold that we can look at!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Beginning to explore cells!

As we begin to explore how atoms and molecules join to form larger things, some of them living, we will do extensive exploring of different types of cells and their function.

To kick off the unit, learners are planting a variety of seeds in order to have live specimens that we can examine at a later date.

One of the fun ways in which we are planting seeds is by making seed houses out of sponges! You can see some of the learners work here:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Preparing for our magic show!

Learners are gathering materials and practicing their science magic tricks! I am excited to see what they do tomorrow!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Heavy Balloon

Everything is made of MATTER...all matter has MASS

The idea that everything is made of matter and that all matter has a MASS is a tough one for some learners to grasp. Simply finding the mass of two balloons, one inflated and one deflated helps learners see that even AIR has mass!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Crushing bottle magic!

This demonstration briefly shows how molecules are effected by changes in temperature within a closed system.