Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Gummi Bear Lab and Gummi Bear Wiki

The Gummi Bear lab is taking place tomorrow in 6th grade.  We are studying measurement, so we will be measuring the length, width, mass, volume, etc, of a gummi bear, thereafter submerging it in water overnight.  Now, you might not think that anything would change, but you are wrong!  I tried it in advance (as all good scientists do) and was amazed at the results.  Will def take pictures for you all to view.  

We will use the following materials:

--Black Forest brand gummi bears (best results....shhhh)

--Haribo brand gummi bears

--Black Forest brand gummi worms (ewwww!  these had CRAZY changes)

--Black Forest brand sour gummi worms (lack of results due to sugar coating)

One of the cool things about this lab is that there is an online wiki where we can submit our data.  So the kids will get to compare to results from around the world!  

Super Structures x Infinity

Today we attempted yet another version of the "Super Structures".  Each class that does this seems to get more and more innovative with it.  Here is a photo of a particularly cute super structure, as well as the Italian superkid with his glue gun.  

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Which one tastes the best?

Excavating Cookies

A little Friday lab for you to view. Super cute video!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

High Five!!!!

Raft Rally

Today we created raft designs. Here are a couple fun pics from the lesson. I'm loving this new bunch!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School

Welcome to 6th Grade! The teachers took a couple of photos this morning.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Classroom is ready!

School starts tomorrow, and I have that anxious anticipation of any teacher just before the first day of school. I promised to post some photos of my room this year. The bulletin boards are empty for student work. Wish me luck!