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Playing Games!

November 18, 2014 by · No Comments · Science

We created board games to review facts about chapter 7: measuring matter!  Check out our pictures!

Chapter 7 Test Review

October 27, 2014 by · 5 Comments · Science

I have found some useful websites to help prepare you for our chapter 7 test on Friday, October 31st!  Please complete these activities in order.

1.  http://mrsheckstettersblog.edublogs.org/?p=650

2.  http://mrsheckstettersblog.edublogs.org/?p=644

3.  http://mrsheckstettersblog.edublogs.org/?p=636

4.  http://mrsheckstettersblog.edublogs.org/?p=627

 

Density and Lava Lamps

September 29, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Science

Today we built “lava lamps” in science class to learn about the density of different liquids.  Here is a video explaining the process if you would like to make one at home.

Lava Lamp Instructions

Here is an extension activity for layering multiple liquids.

Layering Multiple Liquids

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Ending with Pendulums and Starting with Lava Lamps!

September 22, 2014 by · No Comments · Science

We are in a very exciting time in science right now!  Students just completed chapter 1 and are wrapping up the unit with an experiment with pendulums!  We found a very interesting video all about pendulums and I want to share it here:

Pendulum Wave Video

Students are testing what changes the number of times a pendulum will swing in 15 seconds.  More information to come soon!

We will then begin our next unit on properties of matter.  Later this week we will build lava lamps to understand density more!  Here is quick video to give you the history of lava lamps:

Lava Lamp History

Finally, here is a fun website to visit to continue reviewing the steps of the scientific method:

Scientific Method Study Jams

 

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Posting Comments Practice

August 26, 2014 by · 61 Comments · Science

I am so happy to have you visiting our classroom blog today!  I would like you to take a minute to post a comment about how you feel about science so far this school year.

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

August 12, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Science

We have been back to school for two days and I am already loving the learning going on!  We have spent a lot of time learning rules, checking in supplies, and getting to know each other, but we have snuck in some time for learning :). Check out the pictures above of our first engineering challenge using marshmallows and spaghetti to build towers.  We are also practicing uncorking in groups.

 

 

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Read, Right, and Run Marathon

April 7, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Science

We are so proud of Rain for representing our school at the Go! St. Louis Read, Right, and Run Marathon.  Rain had to read 26 books, do 26 good deeds (right), and run 26.2 miles.  The final 1.2 miles were completed at Forest Park this past Saturday.  Here are some pictures from the event!

Rain before

Rain starting Rain after

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Geodes

April 4, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Science

Take a look at the following picture:

What if  I told you that this ordinary, boring looking rock had a surprise inside?  What do you think it could be?  I would like to send you on an internet quest to discover the treasures hidden inside this rock.  This rock is called a geode, and from the outside, it appears to be a light gray rock in a spherical shape.  However, this geode has been creating a treasure inside for millions of years.  So first, watch this video about how geodes are formed, and what it takes to find these magical rocks here:

Hunting For Geodes

 

Next, watch the following video about what you may find inside a geode after you crack it open:

Geode video

 

Now it is your turn to predict what you think the inside of the above geode will look like.  Type in a few words on the wallwisher below to describe the colors, crystals, and interior of the geode above.

We will be breaking open geodes to see what is hiding inside of them very soon!  In the meantime, check out the following website:

http://www.americangeode.com/

Back From Surgery and Jefferson City

April 4, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Science

March was a crazy month for our classroom.  Mrs. Heckstetter had to have surgery on her ankle and then we went on Spring Break.  We have finally started the month of April, and now have MAP testing to look forward to :) !  A few days ago the entire fourth grade travelled to Jefferson City for our field trip to visit the Missouri State Capital and the Runge Nature Center.  We had a lot of rain drop on us, but we had a great time!

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Metaphor and Simile Practice

February 6, 2014 by · No Comments · Science

Check out this fun game to review similes and metaphors:

Fling the Teacher

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