Happy Sunday, everyone!
This week my students are studying Electrical Circuits (4th Grade) and Chemical Reactions (5th Grade). As you know, I teach a combo class, so differentiating science is probably my hardest subject to tackle because of the experiments. I am fortunate that I have a parent volunteer and a SDSU student who come on a weekly basis which gives me support. I will run the experiments the days I have an extra adult.
Students are learning about circuits – series and parallel. I have boards from the FOSS science kit that allow students to create a simple circuit with a battery, switch, light bulbs, and wires.
Students are learning about Chemical Reactions. We just did the experiment where we combined two of the following ingredients at a time – baking powder, calcium chloride, and citric acid. Students observed which two created a reaction and then we learned about chemical equations that created the reaction.
Projects to reinforce learning
I have a great project for 4th grade that I will post later this week. It is a way for students to create a test board that has 10 questions and 10 answers that will light a bulb when the answers are correct.
Since I have a project for 4th grade, I want one for the 5th grade. So I am thinking of doing something with the periodic table elements and equations.
Check back in later this week to see the projects I created.
Thanks for stopping by!