Our Science Fair this year was dedicated to Mrs. Driscoll, who has been the heart and soul behind our Science Fairs for many years at our school.
Mrs. Driscoll has been at our school the entire time that you have been here. She looks after all of us and our school in so many ways. Tell me about something you love about Mrs. D. or something you would like to thank her for doing for you and our school.
It’s the Science Fair tomorrow!
Our class has been working SO hard to finish up science boards, take care of our plants, and create a food connection to their project. Here is a sample of how we made our projects (written by Makaia, picture of Lark):
I cannot wait to see our Science Fair all come together tomorrow. Come and check it out Friday, June 2 from 9-12. Hope to see you there!
We have been enjoying “The Curious Garden” by Peter Brown.
Here are some pictures of Mrs. Burgess’ trip to see the real garden in New York City that inspired this story:
This story fits into our preparation for the science fair. This week we have been getting all of our projects planted in the greenhouse. We are lucky to have a greenhouse so that we can plant even when it is not quite warm enough to plant outside. In “The Curious Garden,” Liam uses the colder months to prepare for spring as a gardener.
Write a to-do list that you think Liam would use to prepare for Spring.
Check out our thoughts and ideas about what plants need to grow. We can’t wait to plant soon and get our projects growing in the greenhouse!
The Photosynthesis cycle shows the things plants need to grow. Let’s try making the cycle in Scratch to show what you know!
Also, if you want to test out this simulation lab, it will show you an experiment using different colours of light and how it affects different plant’s growth.
What do plants need to grow?
How are you going to use what you already know about plants to make an experiment for the science fair?
We are getting ready to choose the plants we each would like to grow in our greenhouse! Before we make our choices, we decided to have a brainstorm session on plants that grow in our area. It was helpful to think about the plants that grow in our gardens and what we can buy at our farmer’s market. Next, we organized those plants into categories. After that, we surveyed some of the classes in our school to compare different ways we use plants. This information will help us create wonders and experiments for our plant investigations.
Which plant are you thinking about growing in our greenhouse?
What question do you have about your plant or other plants?
Check out these photos of our amazing learning celebration at the science fair:
What was your favourite part about the science fair?
Did you plant your plant at home yet? Are you going to grow anything else this summer? If so, what are you going to grow or what would you like to grow?
Our science fair is coming up this Thursday, June 2 from 9am-1pm!
Students have been busy watering their plants, making observations, preparing their science boards, and baking up a storm in the kitchen. We can’t wait for Thursday!
What are you making for the science fair?
What has been your favourite part of your science fair project so far?
Check out these great photos from our science fair this week!
What was your favourite part of the science fair?
Mrs. Rice has shared some photos of our class getting ready for the Science Fair coming up next week!
The Grade 3’s in our class have each chosen a project and the Grade 2’s are doing a joint project together. Make sure you come and check out our Science Fair on Thursday, May 28!
I miss you all and hope to come for a visit soon.
Love, Mrs. Kostiuk
What project are you working on for the Science Fair?
What have you been growing in the greenhouse?