Monday, September 24, 2012

Last Week continued

                                           Water Watch in River

Our Friday research time was about our Lower School theme, WATER.  Dee explained what would be happening.

We took 31 ice cubes (representing our students) and asked the students to answer the following questions:
Do they make noise? If they do, why?
How much water will 31 ice cubes make?
How much time will it take for 31 ice cubes to melt?
Why are they shining?

Children worked in cooperative groups to figure out the answers to the water questions. This research time included learning about measuring cups (1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 2 cups), estimation, working with others, reading, writing, and our theme, water.