Energy!

We started the lesson with watching Magic School Bus Getting Energized.  It shows a lot of ways to make energy such as solar, wind, and water.


Afterwards, we experimented with dominoes.  They had a lot of fun trying to use gravity with potential and kinetic energy to make a domino train!  They just wish they wouldn't fall until they were ready!!!  Here's a short video of my students and some of their domino trains!



They came up with a great idea after the trains kept accidentally falling down.  They used a large domino to separate parts of the train.  That way if it started falling down it would stop at the big block and not ruin the whole thing.  What great thinking minds!

The next day I read a book about our fossil fuels and how we can reduce the amount that we use.  This lead into the conversation of recycling.  So... we made a recycled project (Kazoos).  You use a paper towel tube, wax paper and a rubber band.  We also colored ours with markers.


Zoe shared with us that it was her "Gotcha Day"!  What a happy moment.  She has been adopted I believe for 2 years now!  Her family waited a long time for her and they couldn't be a happier family!  
God's Blessings to you, Zoe!

Now if you like a quiet classroom this project isn't for you!  Wow can 25 kazoos make a lot of noise!


video

Time to take those home to your parents!! Hee Hee! :)

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