Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Science today!

Science Today!

When I poured the liquid into the cylinder the water was the same amount as the water in the beaker. The beaker can hold more water than the cylinder. The beaker can hold MORE.  The volume does not change- the shape changes. Same amount of liquid.
The modeling clay weighs the same whether it is a ball or a giraffe-- same amount of matter!
Solids- frog, chair, desk,
Liquid- lemonade, water, oj
gas- helium, oxygen, carbon dioxide

She is not correct!  Her blood is a liquid, her bones are solids, and she breathes gas. All three states of matter are in her body!
CUBE of steel vs CUBE of foam!
steel is denser because foam is light and airy~ foam can be easily broken! 

It has air bubbles in it!

Friday, December 12, 2014


This week we learned about matter. All matter  has something called an atom. An atom is a micro-object that can hold a solid together , make a liquid take the shape of its container, or let a gas move freely. What  is  also important is volume and mass. Volume is the amount of space the matter takes up. Mass is the amount of matter an object has.

This week we learned about sugar. When sugar touches your tongue, certain cells send signals to your brain. When you swallow dompine is released which makes you feel good. When the sugar goes through your intestines and your stomach makes more dompine. This makes you want more!

Friday, December 5, 2014


This week we learned about matter. Matter is all around us.There is 3 states of matter. The first state of matter is solids.Every solid thing in the world is a solid.I'm even a solid!The second state of matter is liquid.Just remember if your'e washing your hands and your brother says YOUR'E TOUCHING MATTER don't get scared because every liquid is matter.The last state of matter is gas is just gas.It sounds boring but it is really important.Steam is matter.Now matter is very important if there was no matter we would not be alive to this day.

Friday, November 7, 2014


I learned many thing at the Maine State Museum. I learned that there are many gems that you can find in Maine. I also learned how to load a Flint Lock Musket. My favorite section was Back to Nature which has fake animals like deer, skunks, bears, bobcats, and even real live trout! 

My favorite activity was making arrow heads. We used rock and shaped the rock with real deer and moose antlers.It was hard but it came out great. We also made rubbings of some petroglyphs that the Natives made. Petroglyphs are drawings on rocks. We learned how and why people used to harvest ice. The Maine State Museum is awesome!    


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Animals found in Robinson Woods

Friday, October 31, 2014

Learning Log this week: The First People in Maine

This week we learned we learned about the first people in Maine- the Paleo Indians, the Red Paint People and the Oyster People.  The Paleo Indians were nomadic people meaning they never stayed in one place long. The Red Paint People got their name from burring their dead with red clay giving the body a red color. The Oyster People ate lots of oysters. People found this out by discovering piles of shell middens. That is what I learned about the first people of Maine. LB

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Math today

Today in math we learned our times table and divisions table and fast facts. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.
Dear Families-
On Thursday November 6th we will be traveling to the Maine State Museum. We will be leaving school promptly at 8:45 and returning by 2:30.  Students are asked to bring a bag lunch (no glass) and snack. 

The Maine State Museum trip is a wonderful opportunity for students to see many of the topic areas we have studied and will be studying in the upcoming year.  (Mammals of Maine, the first people of Maine, product and resources of Maine, etc.)

If you would like to join us please email me. We are excited about all the artifacts and demonstrations we will be seeing at the MSM.