Science Update

The grade two students have recently finished their unit on Liquids and Solids. We had lots of fun testing our boats to see if they could carry a load. When building the boats students had to apply their understandings to think about the best materials for their boat (i.e. materials that would absorb versus materials that repel). ┬áThe grade ones finished their unit on Energy by finding an “Energy Gobbler”- Energy Problem at ALC and designing a poster to help resolve the problem. We had several mini-lessons about the important features of a poster and the grade ones tried to incorporate these ideas into their finished products.

Here are a few of our boats and posters! We have started our next unit of study: Materials, Objects and Structures in grade one and Movement and Simple Machines in grade two.

A boat that would not sink!

A boat that would not sink!

Going, going, gone! We talked a lot about balance as we tested our boats.

Going, going, gone! We talked a lot about balance as we tested our boats.

 

Projectors are in high use at ALC! Leaving them on can waste a ton on energy!

Projectors are in high use at ALC! Leaving them on can waste a ton on energy!

 

 

We enjoy using technology to research, practice skills and to write. We've even had the COW visit a few times! It is very important for us to turn off the tech when not in use!

We enjoy using technology to research, practice skills and to write. We’ve even had the COW visit a few times! It is very important for us to turn off the tech when not in use!

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