As we have been learning how to work on science experiments in class , we are discovering that when you really know your topic, your share is more interesting to listen to and watch. Discovery Education has provided us with wonderful experiments to bring home.
So your blog assignment for the week is to write about a science experiment you will complete at home. Teach us what you learned and how you learned it. You will be given 4 choices of experiments to chose from. These 4 activities are listed on the Science is Transformation in Action Cards. (Ivory Clean, OOBLECK, Eye on Science, and Balloon Blow-Up)
For this blog assignment, you need to have your Science is Transformation in Action Activity Card. You will use this activity card at home. Check the Activity Card for any materials needed. Research your topic to better understand it. Perform the experiment and write up your observations, follow up questions, and results. Remember to use high level vocabulary, science vocabulary, and edit carefully for your procedure and results. Keep your audience wanting to read more!
Follow the directions below to complete your blog.
1. Choose one Science is Transformation in Action Activity Card. You will be completing the science experiment.
2. Create a graphic organizer of your experiment and follow up questions and activities to help you stay organized with your ideas. This needs to be turned in as part of your grade for early approval. It is due on January 18th
3. Stay focused and organized. You may go to www.hubforteachers.com for more information. Click on At-Home Project Cards.
4. Research your topic and cite your sources properly.
5. Use science vocabulary to teach us about your topic.
6. Edit, edit, edit for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
7. Remember the 5 paragraph minimum for blog assignments.
This blog is due Friday, January 24th. If you would like suggestions for improvement, it must be submitted by 1/21/11. Good Luck!
Objectives of Each Activity:
Activity 1: Eye on Science
1. Experiment Assignment: Bring Science into your household!
2. Experiment Activity : Science is a process in which one makes observations and asks questions in order to find out why things happen or how they came to be the way they are. One of the crucial skills is being able to observe(which is so much more than just seeing!).
Activity 2: Balloon Blow-Up
1. Experiment Assignment : How did the reactions differ? Why do you think there was a difference? Can you explain whether you witnessed a physical change of a chemical change?
2. Experiment Activity : Take some time to investigate the elements found on the periodic table. There are many songs to help you memorize the elements, You can get links to some of these videos at hubforteachers.com.
Activity 3: Ivory Clean
1. Experiment Assignment: You may observe change. Do you think what occurred is an example of physical change or chemical change?
2. Experiment Activity :We can find Ivory Soap in the bathroom, but what will happen if Ivory Soap is put in the microwave? Yes, the microwave! Do you have some ideas? Phrase your prediction as a hypthesis. (If I out Ivory Soap in the microwave and turn it on, then.......)
Activity 4: OOBLECK
1.Experiment Assignment:Note your observations and conclusion-How does it act like a solid? How does it behave like a liquid? Can you categorize Oobleck into one of the three main states of matter?
2. Experiment Activity: Although there is no magic in science, Dr. Suess introduced us to a mythical substance he called “Oobleck,” which seemingly defies the states of matter’s properties. This messy activity will provide hours of fascination.