Week 1: October 6th, 2010

Today was our first day of Science Club for Girls!  The girls were all super excited about the start of the club.  Because of increased interest in the club, we now have two separate groups.  The first is for the 3rd grade, who will be doing a "Chemistry and Crystals" curriculum.  The second group is for 4th and 5th graders, who will be following the "Magic of Science" curriculum.  Before the start of each club, all students meet in the science room for a healthy snack provided by parents.

3rd Grade Group
Today we did an activity to learn about changes in state!  We learned about melting and the physical transition from solid to liquid.  In small groups, we melted crayons into a foil cup and then let them become solid again to make new crayons!

4th/ 5th Grade Group
Today we learned about inertia by performing the "magic" table cloth trick.  We made a place setting and were able to pull the table cloth out from underneath without moving a single item on the table!  We talked about Newton's Laws and how "an object in motion will remain in motion and at object at rest will remain at rest."

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