Today, we did a fun experiment on whether certain objects would sink or float. Earlier in the week, we played a sink or float game on the Sesame Street website to get us prepared for this lesson. I gave each student a piece of paper with pictures of the items we were going to use in the experiment. Their job was to record whether the items sank or floated. We always guessed or hypothesized before we dropped the item in the water. After we were finished, we also experimented with some other objects around the room. It was a lot of fun!
Of course, today was St. Patrick's Day so we were all decked out in green. We played a fun St. Patrick's Day themed game in math called Roll-a-Leprechaun. We played this game with partners. Each student was given an instruction sheet and a outline of a Leprechaun. The number they rolled on the dice determined what they drew on their Leprechaun. The first partner to complete their Leprechaun was the winner. Of course, everyone got to finish their Leprechaun at the end of the game.
Dropping items into the water to see whether they would sink or float
Here's the results from our experiment:
Playing the Roll-a-Leprechaun game
A finished Leprechaun
The class wearing their green for St. Patrick's Day (Two friends were absent)