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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Science Study: Materials Matter

Our science study requires lots of materials, and I want to be mindful of this as I order supplies for next year and re-organize the classroom to make it a co-lab, a place for worthy collaborative learning and teaching.

The unit I'm charged to teach is the physical science unit of study--that requires lots of powders, liquids, measuring cups/cylinders, balances, clear cup, and more. The FOSS kits we bought this year supply many of the tools we need, however there are lots of consumables that I want to purchase for next year as we prepare for a year of science, consumables such as the following:
  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • corn starch
  • sugar
  • glycerin
  • glitter
We will also need more:
  • cotton string 
  • paper towels
  • plastic bags or recycled containers so we are not buying more plastic
  • tubing
  • unbreakable test tubes and stands
  • pebbles
  • sand
  • gravel
  • magnets
  • plastic clear cups
  • storage containers
  • teaspoons
  • tablespoons
The better we can order ahead and set up the room for great science learning, the better off we'll be for next year's science teaching/learning.