Do you know how many drops of water fit on a nickel? How do you know when a glass is really filled? Will a pumpkin sink or float? These are some of the questions students answered while learning about the properties of water. Students in grades six, seven, and eight answered these questions as they worked together on some fun science/math activities to celebrate the end of the marking period.
Students were grouped across the grades and worked on writing skills as well as math and science. They moved from activity to activity using their math and science skills to solve problems. They measured, observed, estimated, and recorded. Everyone participated by having a specific job for each activity.
At the end of the day students had learned more than the properties of water. They learned about cooperation, teamwork, and responsibility. The teachers felt that everything went so well, they are looking forward to doing this type of activity again.