Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chicken Video

The Tadpoles made a short video to introduce the chicks to their parents! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Chicks are now 2 weeks old!

This week the chicks will celebrate their 2 week birthday! The tadpoles have been learning about how chicks grow, what chicks need to be healthy and how to care for our chicks as they grow.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Exploring the Moon!

The Butterflies have had a blast the last week exploring the Moon!  First, they created Moon Journal's to observe and record the phases of the Moon and find out how long it takes for the Moon to go through all of its phases.  The phases of the Moon are: New, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Waning Crescent. 

They also explored what happened to Earth's craters by creating a crater in flour and using a rock as a meteorite. They girls made some great analysis about the differences between the Moon and the Earth!  They hypothesized that there are no sandstorms on the Moon because there is no air and, therefore, the Moon's craters don't get swept away. 

Finally, they did an experiment to learn which type of asteroids (meteorites that land on the Moon) make the biggest craters.  The accompanying pictures show the girls engaging in this experiment.

Great work, Butterflies!!  You all have promising futures as planetary geologists!