Polar Plunge Friday

Friday, December 11, 2015

Check Out What We're Learning:

The NC Science Essential Standards for 2nd grade say that students should be able to understand properties of solids and liquids and the changes they undergo. Students will need to give examples of matter that change from a solid to a liquid and from a liquid to a solid by heating and cooling, compare the amount (volume and weight) of water in a container before and after freezing, and compare what happens to water left in an open container over time as to water left in a closed container.

These standards allow students great opportunities for hands on experiments! On Friday, December 11, we will have Polar Plunge Friday, a day where all of our learning is centered around our Science curriculum as we experiment with heating and cooling solids, liquids, and gases.

Parent volunteers are welcome and encouraged as we demonstrate how a cloud is formed, melt a snowman, make (and taste) mystery solids, and test chemical reactions (baking soda and vinegar). Please join us for a fun-filled day of learning through hands-on experimentation!

If you feel so inclined, I've included a sign-up genius for materials that we will need for our experiments. If you choose to contribute, please try to have materials to school by Wednesday so we can prepare and set materials ahead of time.