Students in 4th grade have been very busy in math and science class! Our first quarter in science class is focused on our earth. Students have conducted hands-on science experiments at home with a model of thin and thick lava, learning why volcanoes have different shapes and why some volcanoes have violent eruptions and why others just ooze or sputter. They learned about weathering through an investigation where they created spherical pebbles out of sugar cubes and have thought like engineers, using what they have learned about landslides to draw and describe a plan to save homes from being destroyed.
Students are also becoming masters at using Flipgrid. Sharing their science and math learning with classmates has become a great way for students to stay connected, strengthen their own learning, and help their friends to learn along the way.