This week in the science room... we are sharing our I can's with the staff. Here is what we are up to this week!K= I can experiment with smell.
1=I can understand that amphibians are cold blooded animals that hathch from an egg and go through various stages of development. I can compare amphibians to mammals.
2=I can reflect on what air resistence means by showing evidence. I can prove that air can be compressed and that compressed air can move things.
3= I can explain the many properties of the mock rock. I can compare what I am doing to what geologists do to help identify real rocks and their properties. I can identify the circumference, diameter, and depth of my mock rock.
4=I can use a compass and iron filings to detect a magentic field. I can create a compass using common items.
We are also starting something pretty sweet...Nearpod a free app on the ipad. This program is a science to use and easy to assess the students' progress. I am using it with my 4th and 5th graders this week to check their understanding of magnets and variables. Each class has 7 ipads and if we pool the pads we can have a set for a whole class. Here is what it looks like...
What a great tool to use! My only suggestion...use it as homework and not a live session. Otherwise, you have to wait for everyone to get to the next step before everyone can do it. I will work out the glitches...and keep trying to find ways to assess. Got any suggestions or apps you use?