This week was all about scientific discoveries. We learned how scientists ask questions, then try to find the answers by looking closely at things and testing out their ideas. Students used observation skills to record the differences in seeds at the sensory table.Some seeds were so small, we needed to get a close look by using the magnifying glass. This gave us a more accurate picture of what we were seeing. Clipboards are handy tools for scientists. Question: What kind of objects will roll down a ramp and how far will they go?
Our hypothesis: “If you put a rolling pin on the side, it will roll the farthest.”
“A wooden bead will go the farthest because it is round like the wheel on a car.”
“A round connector will roll the farthest.”
Students enjoyed testing all of their ideas. Annabelle came to the conclusion that heavier objects went faster because they had more energy. A very scientific discovery!