Brilliant Brains Bulletin- K
Current Studies and Explorations
In November, students will be making qualitative and quantitative measurements of living and non-living things. Students will integrate math skills to measure length and mass of objects. We will learn how to use magnifying glasses to extend our sense of sight in order to see things up close. Within our studies, we will also be working with students on the process of asking scientific questions. Through modeling and a group investigation, we will pose questions related to our studies of living things and do a simple experiment in class. One upcoming topic is plant anatomy! We will be dissecting plants and discovering their inner workings through many hands-on experiences.
In December, we will take a closer look at living and non-living things in the world of nano-science. Using another scientific tool, the microscope!!! We will look at the details as we discover this branch of science. We will also document these discoveries using our "thinking" journals. Many famous scientists have used note booking to keep track of their own findings and wonderings.
Want to delve a little further into the world of living things at home? Tour a local arboretum or take a trip to the zoo. You could even go outside in the backyard and do a scavenger hunt for evidence of living things. Here's a great resource from the American Museum of Natural History that you and your child can explore together: http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/biodiversity
- Nov. 7th & Dec. 3rd: Walk with the Birds (general admission/all ages/ 7-9 am)
- Nov. 13th: Kids Night Out at the Swamp ($20/ages 7-12/ from 6-10pm)
- Nov. 14th: Cyanotypes: Where Art Meets Science (Contact BR Gallery for more info/ages 7-14/ from 1-3pm)
Highland Road Park Observatory:
-Every Friday & Saturday Nights: Evening Sky Viewings (Free/all ages/Fri.: 8:30-10pm/Sat. 7:30-10pm)
- Dec. 13th: Geminid Meteor Shower (9 pm to l am/date subject to change)
- Dec. 29-30th: Winter Rocket Camp ($55 for EBR Parish residents/ages 9-13/8 am-5pm/registration begins on Nov. 14th)
Baton Rouge Zoo:
- Nov. 28 - Dec. 30: Zoo Lights ($5 for adults or teens, $3 ages 2-12, & 1 & under free/5:30 -8:00 pm)
- Dec. 13th: Creole Christmas (Free to public/3-6 pm)
Rural Life Museum:
- Dec. 6th: A Rural Life Christmas (Free ages 10 & under/regular museum fee for adults/12:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
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