Pennies and Water

We walked through the steps of the Scientific Method the past two days by conducting an experiment and writing up a lab report.

Our Question: How many drops of water can a penny hold?

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Everyone was amazed by the “bubble” of water that formed on the top of the penny! How cool is that!?!? 

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With 13 groups, we had a range of 13 – 47 drops of water that fit on the penny. Our class average was 25.5 drops of water. Who knew a penny could hold that much water!? Do you know why that “bubble” forms on the penny?

I wonder what would happen with a different liquid? Or a different coin? How many drops do you think a quarter would hold? How about a dime?

Photos by our class photographer, Gia (didn’t she do a great job?)

Growth Mindset

How would you respond?

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Growth Mindset: “I’m going to work hard and do better next time”.

Fixed Mindset: “I’m stupid, I will never be good at math”.

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Growth Mindset: “I’m going to see if I can help others”. “I’m going to keep working so I can get another award”.

Fixed Mindset: “I’m the best!”

First Day Fun!

We had an awesome first day of school on Monday. It was filled with fun brainstorming activities, experiments, and lots of team building.  This year is going to be a blast!

 

How can we make this the best school year ever? Brainstorming sesh

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Toothpaste Experiment. We learned that once we say something hurtful to someone (squirting all the toothpaste out) it is very difficult to take it back (putting all the toothpaste back into the tube).

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Teamwork! We had to work together to use one marker to spell the word “Teamwork”. It was a little more difficult than expected. We learned that we need to communicate and problem solve.

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Saving Sam! Another great teamwork activity. We had to get Sam the worm into his life preserver while only touching the paper clip “tools”. We learned that everyone in our group needed to help in order to be successful.

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Meet the Teacher

What a fun night! I loved meeting all my new students and their families yesterday. It was super fun seeing all my kiddos from last year too 🙂 It really is going to me an amazing year!! 

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