By Donna Catanzarite
Fifth-grade students at The Island School have been busy investigating physical science. Through a variety of hands-on activities, fifth grade has been learning about the “super powers” of matter. On Friday, Oct. 21 we scheduled every class to visit fifth grade to learn about solutions.
Each fifth-grade student was paired up with a younger student. Then the fun began! We combined three liquids – water, dish detergent and glycerine – to create a special bubble solution.
Students used a pipette to create bubbles that they could hold on a gloved hand and bounce and catch. They also made a “square” bubble and were even able to slide a toy car into a bubble without it popping! The bubble “towers” were an exciting ending!
Our “fifth-grade scientists” helped all students to observe, predict, experiment, ask questions and create.