Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wind, Water, Waves, and Ice...oh my!

Today we spent time in the lab! We were able to see the effects that wind, water, waves, and ice have on our Earth. These four important things are the reasons we have landforms and changes on our Earth! We blew "wind" through straws, sprayed "rain" on a hill, moved "glaciers", and even went to the beach and created waves! Here are some pictures from our experiments.




PS Check out our snazzy lab coats and goggles! We mean business in science class!


Just another day at the "beach"!

Mrs. M

8 comments:

  1. What did the students do at the waves center?

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  2. Anyway you could send me the information on this lesson? This sounds awesome and I need a lesson for my observation

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  3. I have been searching for ideas for Earth Science hands on activities, and these look great! Do you have any suggestions for how to run the activity or any materials that go with it? I know you posed this a long time ago, but perhaps you still do it in your classroom!?

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  4. I agree! I would love your lesson plans!

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  5. What did you do to move glaciers? I love the hands on and that it can be done in stations. I would like to see the before picture and after the students would draw and then have them talk about what happened. Maybe add trees to the rain one after the first experiment with out them and just a hillside or mountain.

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  6. I have done similar experiments and the glaciers, I make ice in cups and then "move" them with my hands. We do this to show how valleys are formed. The kids love the sand and straws!

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  7. I have done similar experiments and the glaciers, I make ice in cups and then "move" them with my hands. We do this to show how valleys are formed. The kids love the sand and straws!

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