Sunday, March 12, 2017
All Pine Glen students attended an Electricity Science Show put on by Mr. Musselman and Ms. Pavlicek from the Burlington Science Center. We also had a special guest Mr. Papadonis, who use to work at the Science Center. We learned all about electricity in a fun and entertaining way.
To finish our unit on Magnetism we worked on an Engineering Design Challenge. We had to use what we learned about magnets and design a maglev train which is a train that levitates above the track with our group. We worked through the Design Process with our group - Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve. We had many wonderful designs and many were so close to levitating and holding weight. After testing, we discussed what improvements we would make in order to meet the challenge.
Congratulations to the Blue Team, Daniel, Ashley & Joey, who had a successful design!
The Finished Designs
Building our Trains
Thursday, March 2, 2017
We had some special events today for Read Across America. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. All of Pine Glen gathered together, students and teachers, to read together independently in the gym. Then we had Mr. Musselman come in a read a portion of Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss. After he gave us our own oobleck to explore and asked us, "Is it a solid or a liquid?" After playing with it we made our claims. Most of us used our scientific knowledge to determine it was a solid. We found out it is actually a non- Newtonian fluid. That is, it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it. You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. Everyone got to take home their own bag of oobleck. It was a great first week back after a vacation!
Reading in the Gym
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
I am so proud of everyone for all their effort and hard work on their famous Massachusetts projects for our Wax Museum. Everyone in Room 205 went above and beyond to create an informing poster and share details about their person. I loved seeing all the costumes, props, and posters. I hope everyone who was able to attend enjoyed it as much as the Third Grade Teachers did. If you couldn't make it here are some pictures from our Wax Museum. After each student had a chance to share with the class all they learned. Everyone was able to become their person & share so many interesting facts! Great Job Room 205!