Quick recap on Light. My girl had fun looking through the different kaleidoscopes that I got. Experiential learning.
Watch carefully at the cup.
Watch the colour change!
This never fails to amaze my students when I do this experiment. To them, it’s magic. To me, it’s Science. It’s a good tool to teach heat gain and heat loss. What they see, they are able to connect what they learn in real life.
Water in its 3 states of matter. Versatile experiment to teach p4 or recap for my upper level students. Easy to understand. I used this set to teach for the whole day for my different age groups.
I like June holidays, where I am able to use the extra time to guide my students. In this lesson, I needed to start his engine for Science, mainly to time him for highlighting key words in questions. Time management is important for students, so they are able to complete their paper within the time frame and still have time to check.
Thanks to a book ‘Bartholomew And The Oobleck’ by Dr Seuss, the word oobleck was coined and used loosely today by educators, who use this term to teach matter. Oobleck is a cross between solid and liquid, and when different pressure is applied, the texture and consistency change accordingly. My students always enjoy this activity, as it’s a chance for them to be messy. Some joked that the oobleck doubles up as a punching bag for them to vent their stress. Again, I love how my student did his experimental set up log sheet on his own accord. The idiom ‘Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime’ is so apt. I’ve taught him once at the beginning of the year and he could remember what I taught. That’s real teaching!!!
Did a simple experiment to prove that xylem tubes in a plant takes in water. Using simple every day tools like kitchen towels, food colouring, plastic cups and viola! This takes time. So I did this at the beginning of the lesson so the kitchen towels had time to ‘walk’. My students were amazed at the transformation and kept their eyes peeled at their experiment all the time
My mission is to make a DIY terrarium over the holidays. It’s such a simple experiment to demonstrate the water cycle. What I need to get are clear glass bottles first. Time for shopping!
From the pictures, condensation is clearly shown and it creates a lovely effect as a whole. Can’t wait to do with my students.
Glad my student loves to draw mindmaps and he’s good at them! This lesson was on Science revision for the mid year exam. Giving children some ownership and responsibilities help them to be more confident and willing to learn from me. In this simple role reversal lesson, he proudly rattled on the topics he had drawn. The only gripe is his spelling mistakes. Hoped he won’t repeat the errors I had noticed and corrected on the spot.