Monday, March 1, 2010

Super Science Saturday

was a blast!

We mixed colors,

explored which objects were attracted by magnetic force,

ate a wormy snack,

investigated water absorbing polymers,

and learned about change by making polymer worms.

We're going to investigate different things in a week or two when we do it again! Just because I know some of you are curious, I bought everything here. I owe the Mackinac Island Community Foundation a big thank you for granting the funds to support this activity.

Do you have a community foundation?


miranda said...

I officially wish I was a five year old on Mackinac Island. This looks two tons of fun!

p.s. a snack is never complete without some "wormy dirt"!

kate said...

Oh Liz, you are my kindred spirit!! I'm working on an article right now about bringing science and math into the home, so we don't have yet another generation of adults afraid of those subjects and thinking that they have nothing to do with daily life.

Love love love that you are doing this.

Christy said...

Looks like SO much fun!

There's a "science" photo posted on my blog. DS making batteries from household objects for his Science Fair Project. Hubby and I get to be judges for the Science Fair in a few weeks too. :)

Marcia said...

Looks like it was a great success!
Well done.

Kathie said...

Thanks to you for hosting this on a Saturday to promote science...sure wish there were more teachers like you that would do something like this for students on Saturdays or during the summer a one day workshop.
for years when my girls were little I always searched out for things like this to take them too. Always it was run by a company and we had to pay for it but felt it was worth while to promote science , curiosity and expose them to much more than what was being offered in the class room
Lots of museums have one day workshops that we took advantage of for a small fee plus the admission to the museum which was always fun to walk around and explore afterwards.
Kudos to you for taking the time out of your busy life and doing this .

Diane said...

That looks like such an awesome time of fun and learning! Glad you and the kids had a great time!!

Manoute said...

It looks like so much fun! You're a star!

Allie said...

Looks like a day in my kitchen when the boys were small, lol - too fun!

stitching under oaks said...

sign me up! that looks like such a great and educational time.

Clever Karen said...

Liz, such an inspiring post and certainly appeals to my teacher spirit. Your students are so lucky!

Anonymous said...

What fun! Is this something you did at home or out with a whole group of kids? Good for you, bringing science home and making it fun.