This week, we've been continuing our oceans unit, and my kiddos are really enjoying their time as marine biologists! After studying different types of marine biologists on this really cool website, my students filled out job applications to become marine biologists (and to pick their animal to study). Then, we put on our pinterest-inspired scuba gear and dove into our research!
We took trips to the library and to the computer lab to do some researching on PebbleGo, and the kids have been working on their All About Books the last few days. Hopefully we'll get them published early next week--Time seems to be rushing by and we've still got so much to do! Yikes!
Another oceans activity that went well this week was a quick sink or float experiment that seemed to really amaze my class. I got the idea for it a few years ago here, and I just updated the graphic organizer to go along with it. Click the picture to download it for FREE:).
All you need to do is prepare two bowls of water--one fresh and one very salty. Then, have the students place the items in the bowls and record if they sink or float. My kiddos were all amazed to see that the crayon sunk in the fresh water and floated in the salt. The starburst was also a tricky one. It floated for a bit in the saltwater, then it sunk!
Well, I'm off to bed early because tomorrow is my second-to-last day of 6:40am bus duty! Have a good one!