Soaring into Science with Ms. Pomeroy!
Do you ever wonder why birds lay eggs in the Spring? Check out this mystery science to find your answer! Click on the icon to access video.
Hello boys and girls! Welcome to Earth Week!
This week’s video is Earth Day themed. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.
The video I am posting for you is from Mystery Science (with Doug!) and it includes a Bonus video of the top 5 interesting ways plastic has been recycled. After the science video, I am posting a really cool art activity you can make out of recycled materials, including a plastic water bottle. The video is down towards the middle of the webpage, so keep scrolling. There are also instructions on how to make the yarn they use out of old T-shirts, so look for that if you want to make your own yarn.
Here is the Mystery Science video:
Here is the art activity:
Hello boys and girls! I hope you and your families are all doing well and you had a relaxing Spring Break!
Today, we are going to learn about the states of matter: solids, liquids and gases… and about a different state of matter: non-Newtonian fluids, which can change from a solid to a liquid and back into a solid again right before your eyes! It all depends on if a force is applied to it or not. You will be able to see this phenomenon by making oobleck, which is a non-Newtonian fluid.
First, listen and watch the video of the Dr. Seuss book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck here: https://youtu.be/8RqzaouDFLM
Next, watch this video explaining what oobleck is (yes, it is real!) and how to make your own oobleck at home! Make sure that you cover your table with newspapers or something that you can throw away afterwards, because it gets messy!
And most importantly, throw the oobleck away in the trash… DO NOT throw it down your sink because it could clog it! Have fun!
Are you missing creating masterpieces in art class as much as I am?? I am putting a directed drawing of flowers video here for you, so you can draw something beautiful… maybe for mom or grandma on Mother’s Day next month. Remember doing directed drawing with me (our most recent was the Cat in the Hat)? That’s when the art teacher draws step by step and after each step, you draw … remember ”I do, then you do”? You will have to pause the video in between each step, so you are not rushing through your drawing. You will need a piece of paper (white, but any light colored paper will do), a black marker and crayons, colored pencils or markers. Have fun!
Hello boys and girls! I hope you and your families are all doing well! I will be posting a Mystery Science video, which you are all familiar with, or other science video each week for you to watch. Afterwards, look below for an activity for you to complete at home using stuff you may have around the house. I’ll throw in an art activity here and there as well. If you are connected to Class Dojo, I will also be sending videos, activities and more on that app. If you have any questions, you can message me through Class Dojo or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a very interesting, and somewhat gross, video about how germs get into your body. Watch the video. Try answering the questions during the video before you click on those arrows. And make sure you watch the Bonus at the end... there’s some really cool stuff on it, especially the last experiment! I will be doing this experiment later this week and every week after to show you what happens to the bread! Look for the link to that video soon! If you want to join in the fun and have access to a video camera on your phone, I would LOVE for you to email your video of you doing the experiment to me!
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Check out Ms. Pomeroy do a bread experiment in the video below!
All About Glass!
Extension Questions after watching the video and bonus slides
1. How is glass made?
2. What did this lesson make you curious about? What other questions do you have about glass?
Bonus Activity: Go on a glass “scavenger hunt” in your home. You likely have windows made of glass, but what else? How many different glass objects can you find? How do you know that they’re all glass? Write or draw at least three things you notice that all of these objects have in common. Write or draw at least three things that are different about the objects.