Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Science Tools and Crazy Hair

The first three days of our week have been very eventful! On Tuesday, we celebrated the fact that Bear Creek earned $1,000 in school supplies from the Avery contest. Our school finished 15th out of over 9,000 schools! Last year Dr. Spagnolo and Mr. Kingsborough promised to have colored hair if we were one of the top schools so Tuesday they fulfilled their end of the bargain. Dr. Spagnolo had green hair and eyelashes, and Mr. Kingsborough had a pink beard and mustache to go along with his pink hair and eyelashes. Unfortunately we didn't get a picture with Mr. Kingsborough, but some of us were lucky enough to get our picture taken with Dr. Spagnolo!

We have been finishing up our writing pieces about the scientific process, but we are already looking at our next science topic: the tools that we will use this year when we're completing experiments! During the past week student in the Bair's Den, along with all of the other 4th grade classes, visited the science lab for one period. During this time we tried out many different tools, talked about how they were the same and how they were different, took photographs of the tools, and made a hypothesis about how they will be used. After we complete our writing pieces we'll be going back to take a look at our hypothesis to create a graphic organizer that shows all of the tools, their photos, and the job each tool does.

Check out the slideshow below to see us in action in the lab getting acquainted with these tools and how they are used:

We're also doing a lot of blogging this week! Be sure to check our student blogs for our informational pieces about the scientific process, our descriptive autumn poems, and some choice pieces that we have been working on. We would love to have you comment on our posts!

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