The third graders are busy learning about measurement! Take a look at all the exciting activities we are participating in!
LANGUAGE ARTS CYCLE
We have been exploring poetry through gallery walks and stations. We are also learning about the different aspects of poetry to elevate our writing.
We took part in an engineering design challenge to start off our unit. We had to save Fred, the gummy worm!
We learned about the Engineering Design Process and took part in a design challenge to test it out! We also learned about ecosystems and how they are all interconnected.
We learned about the pH scale and tested different samples from an imaginary town that was having problems in the ecosystem. We made suggestions to the mayor based on our findings.
We tested materials we will use in our oil spill clean-up. We analyzed how well it contained or removed the oil. We were very surprised by some of the results!
We investigated the effects an oil spill has on bird feathers and how that affects the rest of the ecosystem.
We learned to value each other's ideas by seeing and being inspired by everyone's versions of "duckishness."
We explored the concepts of standard units of measure and perimeter by creating different dog pens using a fixed measurement.
We investigated area by estimating the space inside of fried eggs and foot tracings and then using efficient methods to find the actual area.
We continued our investigation of area by breaking up irregular shapes and putting them back together as regular rectangles.
We explored liquid measurement conversions by analyzing several measuring cups.
We explored volume and surface area by making and frosting "cakes."