During our walking field trip, students were asked to find specific French forest vocabulary. Once they found the items, they needed to take an artistic photo of them.
Here students learnt how to create their own slime. Groups made observations of what happens when they stretched it out gently and then suddenly. They observed dropping it from different heights. Their final challenge: Which group could stretch out their slime the furtherest without it breaking? The groups were quite creative with this challenge which made it even more exciting.
The following week, students went into the deeper learning. They found out that the slime they created from white glue and borax was a flexible polymer. Polymers are made up of many many molecules all strung together to form really long chains. Students learnt that slime is a unique POLYMER because it has qualities of both a solid and a liquid.
Other examples of polymers:
Jell-O, rubber bands, plastic soda bottles, sneaker soles, and even gum.
Here students recited the French version of the poem "In Flanders Fields" and displayed their art work.
Here students are in Halloween costumes putting their final touches to their Fibonacci posters. Great team work everyone!