Welcome to the science homepage! My name is Miss White and you can find me in room 006 with our class pets, Chilli the Chinchilla and Watson and Crick our rats. I have been teaching for three years in Minneapolis Public Schools. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with my Masters in Elementary Education with an emphasis in science education. I have always loved exploring and experimenting with things that surround us in the natural world. When I am not here, I enjoy kayaking, playing with my dog Walter, and coaching volleyball.
You can reach me anytime at Justine.White@mpls.k12.mn.us or 952-994-4933
The Armatage Science Fair is here! Use these helpful links or feel free to drop me note with quesitons. I am so excited to see our scientists at work!
mca test practice
In kindergarten we are learning about sinking and floating. We will be talking about how to build a scientific model. Keep talking about the 5 senses and how we use them everyday to explore our world.
Our 1/2 classes are going to be talking about different forces and directions. We will be exploring energy and how it makes things move.
Third graders are working on the scientific method and how to use it to complete an experiement.
Fourth and Fifth grade students are gearing up for the science fair. We are exploring uncontrolled and controlled variables and their importance in an well done experiment.
2 cups of boiling water
6 tablespoons Borax
Pipe cleaners twisted into any shape (we did snowflakes)
1 widemouth jar
Tie one end of the string onto the pencil and the other onto the pipe cleaner. Mix the boiling water and Borax together until it is dissolved. Place the pipe cleaner in the jar and place the pencil across the mouth of the jar so the pipe cleaner is hanging in the solution. Leave out for 24 hours.
Sedimentary "Mock" Rocks
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
pieces of stone, grass, gems, ect
Stamps of animal prints
Mix together flour, salt, and water until it forms a dough. Roll out dough and cut into squares. Place your chosen contents in the middle and roll into a ball. Stamp the outside of the ball if desired. Leave out to dry for 4-5 days before dissecting.
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