Reflection: Learning Communities Super Bowl Science....Which ice cube is best? - Section 3: Explore


When it arrived at the weighing portion of the lesson, we realize we have a snag in our plan.  The ice cubes are not going to be exactly the same.  So the children decide, with some leading from me, that if they weigh the cup first without anything in it and then weigh it again with each type of ice cube, they can do some simple math to determine the weight.  I was a bit nervous at first that this might be a few too many steps to comprehend.  

I was to be pleasantly surprised. My students had no troubles comprehending this.  They handled this step easily. And those that struggled a bit, had support in their teammates to walk them through the math and explained it beautifully to each other. 

  Learning Communities: Weighing our Cubes ....New Challenges
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Super Bowl Science....Which ice cube is best?

Unit 5: Unit 5 - The Science of the Polar Regions
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: SWBAT set up an investigation to determine which ice cube will remain the coldest.

Big Idea: The Super Bowl is here and everyone is coming over!! Which ice cube will be the best to use to keep the football watchers drinks cold, so you don't miss the big game?

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