The Math and Science Scoop
River Edge Public Schools
Spring 2016 Parent Academy
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The students of River Edge continue to learn exciting things in math and science, and they are proud to show off their hard work! As new concepts and skills are learned, students have enjoyed applying what they've learned through explorations and experiments. Students build their understanding of math and science concepts as they engage in hands-on activities and create projects in our classrooms and Discovery Labs!
First Grade students built upon their knowledge of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes as they created composite shapes by combining 2-D and 3-D shapes.
Third grade students learned that fractions are numbers. Check out their representation of fractions to create a whole ice cream sundae! Each of the flavored scoops is part of a whole; some are equivalent and some make up larger parts of the whole.
Second grade students learned the properties of soil and compared different kinds. In order to see which type of soil has the largest pore spaces, they poured water into four different soil samples to measure the amount of time it takes for the water to drain.
After water was poured into sand, clay, gravel, and loam, students were able to explain the pore spaces of each kind of soil based on their experiment.
Fourth grade students have been exploring forces and motion. Using ramps, toy cars, and small farm animals, students investigated an object’s position and motion. After observing the animal’s movement down a ramp, students had to design and test a device that would slow the fall of the animals.