Category Archives: Experiments

Week 28 (May 22, 2017) Perfecting the Egg Drop

Hey there. Just wanted to give you one more look at our class and the people in it. We’re dropping raw eggs today. From the top of Mrs. Ponraj’s van. From the height of Mr. Davis’s throw in the air. … Continue reading

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Week 26 (5-8-17) The Science in Baking

The purpose of today’s class was to show us how ever-present science is. Today we found science in the kitchen. WE weren’t actually in the kitchen. But on Sunday, I was. And I was making two batches of  Potato Chip Cookies. … Continue reading

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Week 25 (5-1-17) Color Wheels

Can I tell you what you may or may not already know? I wasn’t in class on Monday. But let me tell you something else. From the pictures I received from Mrs. Ponraj and Mrs. Meier, your kids learned new … Continue reading

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Week 24 (4-24-17) Newton’s Third Law of Motion

It’s Newton again. And we’re doing our best to unpack his laws of motion. Last week we focused on Newton’s 1st law, the one that says: Objects at rest will remain at rest and objects in motion will remain in … Continue reading

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Week 23 (4-17-17) Newton’s Laws of Motion

It’s all good news. But the first good news is that we’re finished with our rice experiment. Like finished-finished. And maybe your rice has been long thrown out or long ignored–no matter. How we finished the experiment was by  walking … Continue reading

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Week 22 (4-10-17) Silly Putty and Averages

Listed on the board are questions we wanted to ask ourselves about our rice experiment. Only we didn’t start there. And as a result, we never got back to our questions or our rice. But…totally okay. On the other side … Continue reading

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Cars and Ramps

Maybe you’ve noticed. Maybe first hand. But it’s been tricky for some of our kids to be consistent with a long-term experiment. Like speaking to our rice. And that’s okay…for this reason. We’re here to learn what we can. Does … Continue reading

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