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Monday, August 26, 2013

Science Lab Update

We are having fun, fun, fun in the lab right now! Last week, we began with lab rules and basic science process skills, mainly, observation and prediction. This morning, with my first graders, we worked on classifying. I used Rachel Lamb's (The Tattoed Teacher) "Stinky Feet"   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/stinky-feet-science-use-shoes-to-learn-how-to-classify-freebie-317874. I love her stuff! I also use her matter unit and mealworm unit (my favorite unit of the year!).




 
     In kindergarten, we are "Wildlife Biologists" learning about our senses through science.




     In second grade, we are "Forensic Scientists" solving GEMS Mystery Festival, "Case of the Missing Millionaire."

3 comments:

Stacey said...

Hi I love your website. May I ask how I can get a copy of this case of the missing millionaire? I am a brand new teacher at a brand new stem school. Thank you so much!
stacey

Penny said...

Stacey, you can use the link above to purchase the book at amazon. Most of the items for both crime scenes are common, everyday items you probably already have on hand. You could also order the entire kit: http://www.carolina.com/gems-elementary-forensic-science-curriculum/gems-mystery-festival-kit/113401.pr
I love GEMS unit, but I have found it is cheaper to buy the book and buy the supplies for the unit on my own. This book has two mysteries/ crime scenes and both are great! You can also google "The Case of the Murdered Millionaire" and several ppt's will come up about the mystery.

Latisha Horton said...

Hi Mrs. Lundquist,

I believe my daughter made "snow" in your classroom ... her Dad "ruined" it and she was really upset. Is there anyway you can provide me the snow recipe so we can make our own at home or send her some more home?

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