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Growing Our Learning

Mrs. Medlin’s class has enjoyed learning about plants and soil. Students were able to learn about the different types of soils which were sand, clay, and loam. Observations were made about the differences in how the soils looked and felt. Students then conducted a smear test in their science notebooks. Experiments were conducted to see which soil would absorb water the best. These findings were used to determine which type of soil was best for planting

Students got to plant 3 lima bean seeds. They watered the seeds and checked daily for any changes. Once the seeds started to sprout students observed and recorded the changes in their science notebooks. They were so excited to see their plants sprout and grow. The seeds were planted in clear plastic cups so they could see the roots that were growing in the dirt as well.

Mrs. Medlin’s students were excited to be able to take their lima bean plants home to plant outside!

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Sun and Shadows

Mrs. McClain’s class had a most difficult time finding a sunny day to experiment with their shadows during their study of Earth Science. The students (and Mrs. McClain) were so excited when the sun made the activity possible! They needed to observe their shadows twice during the school day.

Their first observation occurred just after lunch at 11:00 am. Students worked in partnerships. Partner one was the artist, drawing the shadow of the other partner using chalk. Partner two was the model, standing so partner one could draw the shadow. 

Their second observation took place at 1:40 pm, just before dismissal. Partners continued with their same tasks. The students discovered that their shadows not only changed positions due to the direction of the sun, but were also shorter in length. 

The class is planning a fun game of shadow tag on the next sunny day at recess.

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