Fisher, Lachat – 4/1

Teacher: Fisher, Lachat (nfisher@hps.holyoke.ma.us)

Assignment:

DATE

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Hello Kindergarten Families! Below you will see an outline of some learning opportunities that you may wish to do with your kindergarten student today. Please remember that these are all just suggestions for activities for families that are looking for them. As you complete activities, PLEASE send us pictures/videos/responses on ClassDojo so we can share them with the class! We miss you and enjoy seeing your messages every day! 

Today Talk: Today is DATE

  • Talk about what day it is: “Today is___”
  • Discuss what day today is, what day tomorrow is, and what day yesterday was. 
  • Talk about the number of the day and what numbers come before/after. 
  • Count by 1 from 1-100 and then count by 10 up to 100. 
  • Identify the numbers 1-20

Academic Activity: Are you ready to VOTE? We have 12 chicken eggs in the incubator.  How many do you think will actually hatch? Please write the number you guess, a picture representation of your guess, or both.  We will be charting your responses and sharing it quickly tomorrow during our Zoom Meeting.

Enrichment Activity:

Complete the activity below.  Draw/write about the results of the experiment.  

What did you notice?

Why do you think one egg floated and the other one sank?

Can you try this experiment using something other than salt? What did you use? What happened?  Tell us about it? 

To Sink or to Float?

Materials:

Salt

Tablespoon

2 clear glasses

Warm water

2 raw eggs

Will an egg sink or float in normal water? What effect will salt have? Place the two glasses of warm water on a table. Add about 10 heaping tablespoons of salt to one of the glasses and stir until the salt is dissolved in the water.

Place an egg in each glass and observe what happens. The egg in the normal water will sink to the bottom while the egg in the saltwater will float to the top.

Expand on the experiment by mixing the two types of water. Remove the eggs from the glasses. Empty about half of the saltwater. Then pour the plain water into the saltwater cup up to the amount the glass had before. Place the egg in the cup. The egg will float in the middle of the cup.

Make the egg rise to the top again by removing the normal water. With the egg still in the glass, begin slowly removing the water a spoonful at a time. The egg will rise higher and higher as each spoonful is removed.

The egg floats in saltwater because of density. Saltwater is denser than the egg thereby causing the egg to rise to the top. The egg is denser than normal water, though, which is why it sinks to the bottom when in the cup of normal water.

 

Remember to send us pictures on Dojo so we can share your great work with the class! Keep learning and be GREAT today!

 

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