Float or Sink?

This week there has been a lot of discussion about what floats and what doesn’t.  Since we couldn’t truck a bunch of objects to the public pool, we decided to experiment at school.  Each child picked an object they wanted to test, and we filled out a chart with the object, and their prediction of […]

Retiles and Amphibians

Did you know that amphibians don’t have teeth or nails?  “Well, then how do they defend themselves?” one of my almost first graders asked me.  Answer: they often secrete poison from their skin or they have great camouflage. We’ve been learning about mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles this week.  I realized, while trying to […]