Friday, June 15, 2018

5 Minute Science Lesson - Bees

1. This is a comparison photo of the difference between the end of a needle and a bee's stinger, as seen under a microscope. What is the first thing you notice?

2. (Teacher, please present the end of a needle or straight pin for real-size comparison.) Which one do you think would hurt more - the bee stinger or the needle? Why?

3. What does the bee stinger have that the needle doesn't?
(Ans: a barbed edge - which is why you cannot easily pull out a bee stinger)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Tinkering Trees

This craft not only encourages creativity, but it also strengthens eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills!

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Friday, June 8, 2018

5 Minute Science Lesson - Snake

1. What is this?
2. What is it doing?
3. Why do you think it's doing this?
(Ans: It's curling up to go to sleep.)

Monday, June 4, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

5 Minute Science Lesson - Fogbows

1. Have you ever seen a fogbow?
2. Do you think you'd be able to see a fogbow better in the morning, during the day, or in the evening? Why?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Indoor Weather Activity - Balloon Ping Pong

Or table tennis. Or whatever game you want it to be.
Winners can even keep their paddle boards and balloons to take home!

Friday, May 25, 2018

5 Minute Science Lesson - Chameleons

1. Do you know what this is?
2. What kind of animal is it?
3. Why does its eyes move like that?
4. Why can't our eyes do that?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Life-size Game Teaches Kindergarten Students Recycling

The non-traditional tokens were bags of recyclable materials.
Art teacher Kecia Garcia, who is also head of the school’s recycling program, created a game similar to Monopoly called Recycle Rally to celebrate its completion of the PepsiCo Recycle Rally.
The life-size board game, created with paint and chalk that wrapped around the school’s courtyard, had students starting on “GO” with the opportunities to draw chance and treasure box cards.
The PepsiCo Recycle Rally is a free nationwide program that directly benefits K-12 schools and students by providing valuable incentives and resources to help make recycling easy, fun and rewarding.