Monday, June 30, 2008

My NECC 2008 Video Diary Day 2 San Antonio Sight Seeing

We spent a lot of time sight seeing. Even though it hasn't rained much lately, everything here looks green and beautiful.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

My NECC 2008 Video Diary Day 1 Heading to San Antonio

It seems like every trip we take has its high stress moments. Dianna and I are hoping that the car problems are going to be it.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summer School Investigate 5 One Bad Reaction

What do you think? Can you think of anything that bubbles up like that?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SS Investigate 4 Goopy Stuff

We are experimenting with two solutions, polyvinyl alcohol in water and borax in water. When we mix them interesting things happen. Here is a link to our Scientific Method write-up.

After conducting your experiment, what 2 questions do you have?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Clowning Around in Mr. H's Classroom

This is what happens when you let clowns in summer school. It is time for someone to tell the fourth graders to quit clowning around!

SS Investigate 3 Revisited

After leaving the eggs in the vinegar over the weekend, how did they change? Compare and contrast the egg before and after we placed it in the vinegar. Identify whether it was a physical change, chemical change, or both.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Having Fun in Summer School?!

BubbleShare: Share photos - Find great Clip Art Images.

Hooray! We are half-way through summer school! What is the best class or activity you have had so far and why was it so great!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

SS Investigate 3 An Eggciting Eggsperiment

Our next experiment deals with chemical changes. After observing what happened to several substances we combined, we added vinegar to an egg to see what would happen. What did you observe when the egg was combined with the vinegar?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Archaeology-The Science of Human Culture

My class is studying archaeology today in summer school. Obviously with the Indiana Jones series being so popular now, the idea of searching for lost civilizations and the treasure that it implies is something my students find interesting. Having been present at a working dig site in Jamestown, Virginia, I found that archaeology was more about patience, diligence, and analysis rather than dodging hidden traps while searching for lost treasure.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

SS Experiment 2

In the second experiment you were given the task to see if the temperature of water effects the rate of dissolving. What did you learn?