Thursday, April 19, 2012

Science Matters




I wrapped up my States of Matter and Chemical Change Unit with a day of science at the park. A swimming pool was filled with Oobleck, and the students walked on it. Oh boy, did they have fun with this! It took about 75 boxes to fill a small pool.
 My students loved playing in a big tub of Oobleck, too!
They also took  a trip to the Chemical Change Cafe and enjoyed some pancakes. I read the Eric Carle book, Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes. Then students mixed up their own pancake batter and had to determine whether or not it was a chemical change.
Here's a states of matter foldable I made with my students. Click {HERE} or the picture for a copy.
As you can see, it has been a busy week. Totally worth it, but I'm exhausted! This post is going to be short and sweet because I need a nap:)


VERSION 2: One my readers asked for a fold-able with the 4th state of matter. I don't teach this in 4th grade but didn't mind making a new version. I'm not sure if the pictures are the best representation, and I'm open to new suggestions. It is fairly easy to  make simple changes to my printable, and I don't mind requests. I'm always happy to hear constructive criticism. By the way, my printers not working so I couldn't check it out in print. Let me know if it needs some tweaking.   Click {HERE} or the picture for this version.





But one more thing first. With this post, I have completed Charity Preston's 5 Star Blog Challenge.  Check out her post and find some great new blogs to follow.



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20 comments:

  1. I love it! The goo on the feet is genius. I bet your kids will remember that forever! Next year, that will have to make its way into my science rotation :)

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I think the kids will remember it forever:)

      Selina

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    2. I actually made this stuff today!!! I teach 6th grade and we are studying the layers of the earth and used the goop to model how the mantle moves and it's state. I love your science day at the park and the chemical changes!! Fabulous lesson and a new follower :)

      Leslie
      http://jackofalltrades-leslie.blogspot.com/

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    3. Thanks, Leslie! I'm following you, too.

      Selina

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  3. Visiting other 5 Star Bloggers. Do you use Picture Perfect Science Lessons? How fun!

    The Science Penguin

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    1. I LOVE Picture Perfect Science!

      Selina

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  4. Fabulous blog! Just popped by on my visit around fellow 5 Star Bloggers. I'm your newest follower!

    Sue

    www.sos-supply.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue! I'm following you, too.

      Selina

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  5. This oobleck looks amazing to play with. I am thinking my kiddos could use it as a sensory activity and a way to introduce basic science. Thanks for the great idea! I am a new follower, thank you for following my new blog.

    Christine
    www.thecrazypre-kclassroom.blogspot.com

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  6. Great post! We are currently working on states of matter in my class! Perfect timing! It looks like you had a great day of science in the park! Get some rest!

    Kathie
    thediaryofanotsowimpyteacher

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  7. Great post. I am currently doing an author study on Eric Carle, and doing a Matter and Measuring with Sea Creatures Unit. Love the pancakes. I will definitely use it this week as a little fun activity during Testing Week! Yikes! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower.
    Sandra
    Classroom Companion

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  8. I'm featuring this post on Bagels and Blogs tomorrow!!

    Donna
    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Math-Coachs-Corner
    http://mathcoachscorner.blogspot.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/MathCoachsCorner

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    1. Yay!!!! Thank you so much! I've had the most exhausting week of my life. This was just one of three big events a pulled off this week. I was half dead when I wrote it:)
      I'm following all your links. (I was already a follower of your blog.)

      Selina

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  9. Love foldable, wish you would rework it with the 4th state of matter- Plasma. Then it would be perfict!

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    1. Done! Let me know what you think.

      Selina

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  10. Great post! Definitely a 5-Star Blogger! Thanks for linking up!

    Charity
    The Organized Classroom Blog

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your praise means so much to me. Thanks for the awesome linky!

      Selina

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  11. Looks like fun! I am your newest follower:) Stop by and visit me...

    learnplayandhavefun.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi Selina! The kids looked like they had a lot of fun with your unit! :) Thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower as well.

    Sarah
    funintitlemath.blogspot.com

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