Friday, November 18, 2011

Unsolved Mystery 5th Grade Parent Day!

What a beautiful day we had for the parents to come by CSI to see the student's projects and how hard they had been working on creating their iMovies. Students could choose their own Unsolved Mystery like: Big Foot, Crop Circles, The disappearance of Amelia Earhart, even Black Holes to research and make their own iMovie. Thanks so much to Mrs. Schoppe who is always there to guide and help them as they create!
The lab was full of many science mysteries: One table had Magic Sand which showed the difference between "hydrophobic" and "hydrophilic" substances. Do you remember the difference?

Students got to make their own slime to take home. Green slime and the cross linking solution shows how polymers link together to form globby substances!

Pearl Swirl makes a Rheoscope which allows us to see currents within water. Pretty cool!

The giant Crystal Bubble made with Carbon Dioxide gas from dry ice melting is always a favorite!

Square bubbles were a challenge! Bouncing a bubble and playing catch with a bubble was more fun than challenging.

Before the parents came and before all the lab activities started, the students had a little time to work on their iMovies. While some were working, we used the Netbooks to make Wordles about our unsolved mysteries. We had some great Wordles. I hope to post them later.

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Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Kmiec

Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Kmiec
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Mrs. Sarah Cook and Mrs. Janis Kmiec are the lead investigators at CSI. Mrs. Cook manages the lab lessons as well as the Science Curriculum for BISD. Mrs. Kmiec leads the technology lab investigations. Both teachers love making CSI fun, exciting, and full of learning for their students.