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Towers in the Wind!

Towers in the Wind!

In our “Testing and Building” science unit, students were given a challenge to use what they’ve learned to design and build at tower that was at least 70cm in height.  It not only needed to be stable enough to stand on it’s own, but to stay standing while there was a wind blowing on it. … Continue reading

Constructing & Testing Bridge Design!

Constructing & Testing Bridge Design!

Over the past couple of days, the 3Js have been busy building bridges, testing the strength of each design, and discussing what they learned.  Student teams each built a beam bridge and a truss bridge, then created a screen cast explaining what each looks like, how they made it, and which one they think will be … Continue reading

Bridge Designs

Bridge Designs

The 3Js have begun a new combined science unit focusing on testing materials and designs and building.  We started out with examining bridge designs: looking at examples and what made them weaker or stronger. Students had a lesson introducing several types of bridges, we shared our schema (a surprising amount!), and learned about some design characteristics … Continue reading

Operation: 40 Payback!

Operation: 40 Payback!

One of our Gr.1 teacher’s celebrated her birthday this week.  In fact, it was her 40th!  The 3Js decided to celebrate with her… with a little payback! (Background note: Ms.J celebrated her 40th several years ago with a “decorated” classroom courtesy of Mrs.Taylor.)  So we brainstormed, schemed, planned, surveilled and executed a flawless mission to … Continue reading

Little Bits!

Little Bits!

We were so lucky to have one of Wolf Creek’s Learning Coaches, Mrs. Blackmore, come teach us about Little Bits this morning! Take a look at some of our 3Js exploring with them for the first time today!

Components of Soil Experiment

Components of Soil Experiment

Students are learning about the components of soil in our Rocks and Minerals unit.  They gathered some materials to complete an experiment that will show how layers are formed.  Check out our video and pictures taken by our student groups in science class today!

Streak Tests and ID’ing Rocks & Minerals

Streak Tests and ID’ing Rocks & Minerals

SUCH a busy, productive science class – whoot!  We’ve been studying the different properties of rocks and minerals over the last several days, and today we continued on with doing streak tests.  We learned about what a streak test is and why they are important, and then students got to perform their own streak tests … Continue reading

Rock Properties and Sorting

Rock Properties and Sorting

During Science class today, students were given several piles of rocks and some magnifying glasses.  Their task was to look at them very carefully and decide on some similarities and differences between them.  After we discussed these, students came up with some properties of rocks and decided on how we could sort them.  Each student … Continue reading

Types of Rocks in 3J!

Types of Rocks in 3J!

We have been learning about rocks and minerals in science class, and today we dug deeper into the three types of rocks and the rock cycle.  Students each got to look at samples of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, and compared them with other students’ samples.  After  our class lesson and conversations, students logged into … Continue reading

Kicking Off Rocks and Minerals in Science!

Kicking Off Rocks and Minerals in Science!

Today students shared what they already know and what they wanted to learn about rocks and minerals, our new science unit.  Then they watched an introductory video on their Chromebooks and shared some new information they learned. Click on the image below to watch a video clip of students at work in 3J science today! … Continue reading