Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ancient Civilizations and Elephant Toothpaste!

Hands on, cooperative, engaging, and learning all wrapped into one!! I love watching faces light up through exploration and engagement! This past week has been one after another of engaging learning opportunities!

Ancient Civilizations and Early Man were our focus for the week after spring break!! Students worked in their teams to create beautiful posters about their assigned Ancient Civilization.  It was a perfect refresher course for what are authentic websites and what sites are made by students or the average tourist visiting these ancient ruins.  Students really enjoyed the activities and maneuvered really well through sites that clearly were not written by historians or experts.  I was really impressed with the amount of information they were able to dig out and visually and orally inform the rest of the class about. 

Science was a blast this week as we wrapped up chemical reactions!  After learning about ancient man, students decided that we really should have called one of them Wooly Mammoth Toothpaste instead of Elephant Toothpaste due to how much one bottle kept fizzing and fizzing and fizzing!  The good ole Vinegar, Baking Soda, and Balloon on a Water Bottle was once again a class favorite.  Monday they get to clean out their cups and determine which of the 8 mystery liquids cleaned a penny the best!! Hands on science is THE ONLY way to teach and learn!! My students cheer when it is SCIENCE time! I hope they always keep that excitement and enthusiasm!

1 comment:

  1. I am absolutely loving how detailed their posters are about Ancient Civilations. Too funny about the toothpaste!
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