During our Discovery Day we made ICE CREAM with the munchkins!! We followed the steps in this YouTube video to make our ice cream:
It can get tiring after a while, so we had each student shake the bag for a bit and then they passed it onto the next person. This way everyone got a chance to be involved as well!
The other Discovery Day station we organized was a pancake station.
Our students sure had fun, and I just loved how each experiment we did showed them the various factors that can turn a liquid into a solid:
Teaching science vocabulary in an engaging and hands-on way is definitely the best way to get students to understand new terms and concepts in science!
As the proverb goes:
“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand”
Also, by keeping my Matter Spot It & Steal It game out throughout the year, these important science terms will stay fresh in students’ minds! The game is perfect at a center; for early finishers; or for those moment when you just need to fill in 5 minutes before the bell rings!
Now for a little side note:
If you follow my blog and have been waiting for me to put up this post…would you believe that this was ready to go ages ago… I was just hoping to add some pics of my students playing the Matter game before posting. I’m always forgetting to take these pictures and planned on doing that today…
… then this happened:
Do you see the imprint of my door, ha! Oh, and this is a morning shot… blah… I hate how dark winter mornings are 🙁
Determined to publish this post no MATTER (pun intended) what… so it doesn’t end up staying in my ‘drafts’ folder forever, I figured maybe the pics of my students having fun with the game will just have to wait!
Posted! Goal accomplished!
Now time to snuggle with my boy while watching a movie!
Snooowwww dayyyy!! Wooo hoo!!