Mrs. D's and Mrs. Pomi's Fun Science Place
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Modified - 08/19/2020 02:07pm Science Zoom Meeting Links
Modified - 10/22/2020 04:23pm Week of October 26th - Skulls!
Since this week is Halloween, we thought it might be fun to take a closer look at our skull! We'll take a "tour" of our skull, look at some other animal skulls and then make a mask! Below is the Mystery Science lesson about skulls and extra copies of the mask templates we sent home in case you want to make some more - there are step by step directions in the Mystery Science lesson link! Happy Halloween! Boo! » read more...
Modified - 10/17/2020 12:56pm Week of October 19th - Birds Part 3 - Wings!
Wings! The last two weeks we've learned about some really cool adaptations that birds have in both their feathers and beaks. This week we're going to take a closer look at their wings! Did you know that not all birds can fly? Did you know that some birds use their wings almost like flippers under the water? Did you know that other birds have huge wings that help them soar really high in the air? We're going to compare different types of bird wings with different types of airplanes! We're making a paper airplane in class (the instructions are below along with the worksheet we did in class). We're also including a link to other paper airplane designs and a cool video about how birds fly! Let's take off! » read more...
Modified - 10/11/2020 08:05pm Week of October 12th - Birds Part 2 - Bird Beak Adaptations!
Last week we started to learn about birds and that they are the only animal with feathers! This week we'll take a closer look at different bird beaks! Birds have many different kinds of beaks because not all birds eat the same things - this is an adaptation! In our lab, we will use different tools that model different kinds of beaks to "eat" several different types of food! Which beak works best for which kind of food? Below is an example of how to set up your science notebook for this experiment as well as a bird beak video! Tweet, tweet! » read more...
Modified - 10/05/2020 06:17pm Week of October 5th - Birds - Feathers!
This week we are starting our unit on birds! Birds are the only animals with feathers - so let's take a closer look at feathers! Using the feather we provided to you, we'll observe the different parts of the feather. We'll also learn how feathers not only help birds fly, but also help with warmth, communication and camouflage. Below are the directions to observe your feather as well as an interactive feather exploration from Cornell. » read more...
Modified - 09/30/2020 01:05pm Week of September 28th - Plants Part 3 - Structure of a plant
Now that we know what it takes for a seed to grow and start a new plant, let's look at the different parts of a plant and their functions! Then, you will make a model of a plant using anything you can find around your house. For example, maybe you'll decide to use some string for the roots, a toilet paper roll for the stem, some paper for the leaves and a cotton ball for the flower! Get creative and be a plant engineer! We'll share your creations on Zoom next week. Below is a video about plant structure and their functions. » read more...
Modified - 09/30/2020 01:02pm Week of September 21st - Plants Part 2
This week we are continuing our plant unit and learning about how they grow. Last week we compared what happened to the seeds we started in the dark versus the seeds in light. Did you get a surprising result? This week we're going to plant some seeds in soil. We will also start more seeds in the petri dishes. You'll put one dish in the refrigerator and leave the other dish in the dark. Now what will happen? Check out this cool time lapse video of a radish seed growing. » read more...
Modified - 09/11/2020 03:20pm Week of September 14th - What do plants need: Part 1
This week we are starting our plant unit. We'll be learning about what plants need to grow and survive, the life cycle of a plant and the parts and structures of plants. This week's experiment will help you determine if seeds need light in order to sprout. Below is a copy of the experiment and a guideline on how to set up your Science Notebook to record your results. We're also including a Mystery Science video for you to watch. Let's get growing! » read more...
Modified - 09/11/2020 03:07pm Week of September 7th - Sound Observations
This week we are going to focus our observation skills on sounds that we hear. You will be sitting in one spot and listening. As you listen you will sketch a map of what you hear - this is called a Soundscape map. You might hear a car or dog barking or bees buzzing - draw what you hear. Below are examples of soundscapes that Mrs. Pomi and Mrs D did. We practiced in class by drawing sounds of birds that we heard in a video (this video is attached below too). When you are finished with this project, you might try the Mystery Science Project on Sounds. » read more...
Modified - 08/30/2020 02:21pm Week of August 31st - Nature Bingo and Sit Spot Observing
This week we are continuing to practice observation skills! Last week we worked on observing a leaf up close with a lot of detail and then sketched it. This week we want you to observe many things (and from afar)! What can you see from just one spot in your backyard, front yard or even out your window? What do you see when you take a walk? Use your Nature Bingo card to keep track and then sketch what you see in your Science Notebook! You can also try and sketch everything you see from one spot in your yard. Below is a copy of the Bingo card as well as some other fun things to try! » read more...
Modified - 08/30/2020 01:53pm Week of August 25th - Observations and Sketching!
This week we are learning about how to make scientific observations and then sketch them. You can watch the California Academy of Sciences Video to see how other students use their notebooks. Then, after completing your sketch, watch the Mystery Science Video and then try to sketch your hand! » read more...