Saturday, 31 March 2012

Mini Fireworks

After a wonderful spring break the students and I were excited to begin some new units.  This spring we will be learning about light and sound!

To kick off this study, we inquisitively watched a sparkler burn (a mini-firework).  We noticed that it provided light, heat, and sound.  This helped the students to understand why we are studying light and sound together.

This week we talked about natural sources of light such as the sun, fire, the northern lights, etc...  We also discussed how the moon does not produce light but instead reflects light from the sun.

I can't wait to continue inquiring.   The students have a lot of great questions about where light and sound come from.

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