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58acec5f2e070 Mixtures and Solutions Lab: Proving that a mixture can be easily separated
Mixtures and Solutions Lab: Mixtures can be easily separated.
Mixtures and Solutions Lab: Separation of the mixture is completed.
Mixtures and Solutions Lab: Separation of the parts of this mixture is done successfully.
Mixtures and Solutions Lab: Let's create an edible molecule!
Edible Cell Lab: 5-2 students show off their delicious cell.
Edible Cell Lab: 5-1 students have created a chocolately animal cell.
Edible Cell Lab: The best part of the lab is eating the cell!
Edible Cell Lab: Student Created Edible Animal Cell
Edible Cell Lab: Student Created Edible Animal Cell
Splitting Water Molecules Lab: 5-2 students are setting up the lab.
Splitting Water Molecules Lab: 5-2 students are setting up the lab.
Splitting Water Molecules Lab: Observation is a very important skill.
Splitting Water Molecules Lab: The pencils are connected to a 9 volt battery.
Splitting Water Molecules Lab: This lab proves to students that there are twice as many hydrogen atoms to oxygen atoms in a water molecule.
Splitting Water Molecules Lab: Bubbles of hydrogen form at one tip of the pencil and oxygen form at the other tip.
Mixtures and Solutions Lab: Proving that a mixture can be easily separated

Classroom Spotlight for Week of March 20th - Mrs. Nelson, 5th Grade

  Learning Science with a Hands-On Approach
   
     
Science takes on a whole new meaning when you involve food. Whether it is learning about mixtures with cereal, M&M’s, pretzel
Inserted Imagesticks, chocolate chips, and marshmallows or making Mrs. Nelson’s Science Party Punch solution—food makes science fun.

     In 5th grade science class, Mrs. Nelson’s students have made animal cell models out of edible materials. Each group of students was given planning time to figure out what they would bring to class for the laboratory after learning about the parts of cells and their functions. Most groups brought sweet items like frosting, marshmallows, Twizzlers, doughnuts, pudding, Jello, and gummy worms. One group decided that they would go with a “s’mores theme”, while other groups went for savory flavors.

     Whatever the flavors or ingredients, everyone had fun building their cells. Before the students could eat, though, each group had to tell Mrs. Nelson what part of the cell each ingredient represented. Finally Inserted Imageit was time to dig in with spoons and enjoy the colorful and creative science models.

     Fifth grade students have also been learning about some of the approximately 100 elements that can be found on the periodic table. They have made locker decorations by spelling their names with element abbreviations, drawn atoms on the iPads, and created hallway atom mobiles using sequins for the protons, neutrons, and electrons. Fifth graders have also learned about molecules and their chemical formulas. The class split water molecules in a safe experiment using 9-volt batteries, pencils, and wires. This year’s students seem to really enjoy learning about science.

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