Third Grade students watching the growth and changes of their bean seeds that were planted. The students are keeping a journal of their observations and investigations. The beans were moved outside so that they could have more sunlight. Some students found that too much sunlight is not always a good thing.
The students experimented cracking open different nuts as the hunters and gatherers did for the original Thanksgiving feast. We compared the nuts to rocks and minerals and their distinctive properties such as luster, streak, color and texture. This was an exciting way to tie our Rocks and Minerals lesson to a little history about our nation.
Working with and describing the properties of condensation.
Our students worked in groups to create their own anemometers. This gave them the opportunity to see how wind speed can be measured by the number of times the cups made a full circle in a given amount of time. Anemometers are just one of the many weather tools third grade has been learning about.
We colored eggs. Here are some pics. We were able to use what we know about equivalent fractions to add the correct ingredients. We also discussed traditions for different cultures. We saw the eggs go through physical changes and listed physical properties of boiled eggs. We will continue using this lesson to write an informational text focusing on transition words. I posted these on my web page, but Marshall said they would be good for the STEM photos and to send them to you:)
Third graders in Mr. Lloyd's class tested different thermal cups to see which one stayed cooler longer. They placed ice in each cup and check the temperature at different intervals.