First quarter science is just about done. I haven’t quite finished all the Project 3D lessons, but the students love the interactive 3d glasses. There favorite one so far was of the animal and plant cell. It really stood out on the screen. We have also loved the game from the Cell Mates lesson. It really helps the students get a handle for the functions of the cells and what their jobs are. All the students took the pre-assessment and will take their post assessment this week. There is content vocabulary in the 3D lessons that is a little advanced for my fourth graders, I think that I would adapt some of the worksheets for next year. My favorite moment was when we were looking at the pictures for reproduction and one of the students asked what the picture of the sperm and egg was. As I was thinking of an appropriate response, another student said that it was “evaporation.” “Yes, that is what that picture is,” responded the teacher.
Archive for September, 2009
Samantha emailed to tell me to post so here is my first posting. We have had 2 students share — one his two chinchillas, another student his 2 guinea pigs and we did a Venn comparison. Totally not in our outline for grade 2. Thirdly, we had a guest speaker share about composting and he donated a compost worm bin to grade 2. We did do our pre-test for Kaumana grade 2 on plants but thats all we have had time to do. We are growing plants to teach the plant life cycle.
Got pictures but don’t know how to upload yet.
Noe and Shari–grade 2 Kaumana