Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Static Electricity Experiments

Balloons, aluminum cans, records, crispy rice, thread, water...what do all these items have in common?  We used them to create static electricity!  Ask your child about our mini science experiments over the past few days, and check the pictures below to see some of the science excitement in third grade :)


The 2012 summer Olympics have opened and closed, but somewhere in the middle we dug in to find some facts!  Students were paired to research a past or present Olympic athlete and create a biography card.  The pairs also created a graphic organizer and 3D flag after they researched a country that competed in the Olympics! 

Mr. Williams and myself were super proud of the students in their first attempt to research the Internet for information.  By the end of the year, your children will be teaching us how to research and create products :) 

Some of our work!