I just discovered a great link that I wanted to share with all of you about the third grade common core standards. This is a great way to view and think about all the different things we will be learning (or have already learned) this year! Check it ou!! Click here to view: Standards
I just want to remind everyone that even with this cold weather we will be going outside for recess unless it is below zero, so the kids need to be coming to school with warm clothes, sweatshirts are not enough! Please send your kiddo's to school with appropriate coats! Thanks!
Participating in the Science Fair is optional for third graders, but many of the kids seemed really interested when our guest came and talked about it. If you are interested here are the notes that she asked me to share with all the kids and parents. These are to be individual projects and the Arrowhead Science Fair is on Monday March 18th and the Billings Clinic Science Fair follows that on March 22nd and 23rd. If you have questions I can try to answer them for you. Again this is optional!!
Science Fair Project
How do you get started?
What fascinates you?
What are you curious about?
Grab a journal and start brainstorming and writing down your ideas!
Step 1. OBSERVATIONS TITLE
Todd loves sports. Marcella is curious about chickens. It must be your idea! Use your 5 Senses: Touch, Hear, Sight, Taste, Smell .....And use your brain!
Step 2. QUESTIONS PURPOSE
How high will a ball bounce, if I drop it off of the school roof? Do indoor birds, like parakeet eggs; hatch slower than outdoor eggs like quail? It must be a question you can test.
Variable / Control
Only one variable
Different heights - one ball Different eggs - one incubator
Step 3. PREDICTIONS HYPOTHOSIS
Educated answers to your questions. If ......................, then ...................... statements.
If I drop a ball off the school, it will bounce higher than a ball dropped off a chair. If I incubate indoor (parakeet) eggs, they will hatch slower than outdoor (quail) eggs.
Step 4. TEST
Metrics are required for the scientific method.
It is easier to count by tens to 100 than to count by twelves to 100. Testing is your recipe or your instruction manual.
Materials – Supplies, Ingredients Ball, stop watch, etc. Eggs, incubator, etc.
Procedure Step 1, 2, 3 ... Instructions, Directions
The test must be able to be duplicated by other scientists. Make sure your materials and procedure are very detailed.
Data - at least 10 tests Perform lots and lots of tests
Results - organize your data bar graphs, pie charts, scatter diagrams, pictures
. Conclusions -
Summary – what happened ? Hypothesis – proven True or False?
We are happy to review your science project with you one-on-one in the upcoming weeks!
I just wanted to quickly remind everyone that your planet models are due on Monday!! The ones that have come in already are awesome! I am so excited to see all of the rest.
I hate to ask, but with the way colds have been going around this year we are already down to just one box of kleenex left. If any of you are able or willing I would sure appreciate if you could send in a box of kleenex with your child. Thanks so much!!!