For our first STEM project we are defining what SCIENCE is. It can be as simple as mixing colors, like in Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. While reading the book we discovered the word "camouflage" and wanted to explore the word further. We colored on paper, glued our white mouse on the page and colored him to match the background. We then used Chatterpix to define the word.
Weighing apples to check if our estimation was correct and working again with estimation with our pumpkin seeds!
We observed, discussed and recorded the properties of Instant Snow when it was dry and what happened to it when we added water. When it is dry, it looks like small, white sand and is very hard. When we added water to it, it got bigger and fluffier. It felt cold because of the water and was softer to the touch. It looked like real snow!
We had a experiment day! We made colors walk from 2 different cups to make a new color. We also learned how rain comes from clouds. We used shaving cream to act as a cloud and used a dropper to drop a few drops of colored water a little at a time. As the "cloud" got to heavy, the "rain" started to fall through.