Thursday, April 14, 2016

Animal Atlases

We began to delve a little deeper into what we know about continents this week.  Many of the children wondered not just why the continents look the way they do, but how they were formed.  We started with a short video from Bill Nye, the Science Guy.



For a tectonic plate experiment, we used graham crackers as our plates and frosting and whipped cream as the liquid mantle.



The children pushed the crackers to form mountains, then moved them away from each other to create volcanic islands.

Everyone began exploring the app Barefoot Atlas to create their own non-fiction resources.



And began writing an earth day poem with a cutout booklet.


Some students used the spring sunlight this week to began drawing!


And some of us couldn't wait to get on the monkey bars in the warm weather!


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