We reviewed our 3 States of Matter and discovered what happens when heat is applied or taken away. Objects can change both physically and chemically. We also determined that some objects can change back and forth from one state to another.

We researched animals to learn about their life cycles, adaptations, and how the offspring are similar or different from their parents. The students created Keynote presentations to present to the class. They also made clay animals in Art class to go along with their presentations.

 A great field trip to the Olentangy Indian Caverns!

This week the students were given a "mystery" cup of soil. They tested the soil for different properties to gather evidence to predict what type of soil they had. They checked for color and size of particles, a roll-a- ball test for stickiness, and a water capacity test. The three types of soil we had were: sandy soil, silty soil, and soil with a lot of clay. 


Rock Lab! We rotated around 6 stations including: testing for hardness, calcite quest, crystal identification, sand observation, reading rock books, and solving rock math questions.
Carefully observing to look for signs of a scratch on the rock
Calcite Quest

Using vinegar to test for Calcite

Testing for hardness

Crystal Identification

3rd Grade students learning about the layers of soil from our guest speaker from Franklin County Soil and Conservation.

The students observed two different types of gummy worms using their sense of sight, touch, and taste to describe the difference. They also used rulers and magnifying glasses to add even more detail to their observation.

We have been discussing ways that Scientists use detailed observations to answer questions.
We went on a scavenger hunt outside to look closely at common things in nature.

We also tried to decide which container had salt and which container had sugar by using our 4 senses. We learned that they had very similar qualities until we were able to taste test.

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