Welcome to Science! My name is Kaitlyn Fashingbauer. This is my 8th year with Minneapolis Public Schools. I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade and Third Grade. I am very excited to be at Armatage this year and to be teaching my favorite subject…SCIENCE! I graduated from St. Cloud State University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Communication Arts & Literature and a minor in Special Education. I believe all students can learn and I am looking forward to collaborating with you this year! If you ever have comments, questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Fair Documents
We are beginning to study trees, leaves, seasons and weather. This will be a long unit that will take us through the new year.
We are wrapping up our unit on rocks. We will begin a balance and motion unit next. We will talk about movement, gravity, balance and forces. There will be lots of fun invesitgations for students to participate in.
Students finished their unit on space and have started their new unit on sound. We have talked about vibrations, sound waves, volume, pitch and frequency. We went on an indoor/outdoor sound observation walk and the students came up with so many different sounds they heard! During the next couple of weeks students will get to do experiements/investigations on sounds.
We finished our hard work on environments, food chains, food webs and natural environment disruptions. We are now starting to learn about rocks. We will specifically look at their properties and complete tests to determine whether our samples are rocks or minerals.
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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