My third grader’s Weather block has complimented his little brother’s Early Spring block so well, making my lesson planning that much easier. 🙌🏼
Last week, we took an adventure up the mountain in search for snow and we found the last bit of it, in a park, in Mt. Shasta! What almost turned out to be only a good drive of listening to our audio book and watching the clouds change before our eyes actually turned into a good drive of successfully finding snow to fill our jars for a weather study and experiment.
In photo 1, my third grader drew his recorded data for the amount of time it took for his jar packed of ice to melt into water. Photos 2-5 show the process of this experiment. The boys measured how much ice melted each hour—the lipstick smudge mark was my favorite! We did not have anything to mark the jars and we needed to mark the first hour of progress in this experiment so I pulled out the lipstick from my purse and my boys’ eyes lit up with excitement! 🤣 In photo 6, my first grader recorded his data and measured how much water he ended up with in his jar. This was a very simple and fun, yet effective way for the boys to study a weather type and the states of water.
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