Friday, May 30, 2014

Science

 had a lot of fun in 5th grade science. I enjoyed blogging and doing IDLs. I also loved working with the best science teacher in the world! It was kind of hard to do the ant in space but it was fun at the same time. I can't wait to do science next year because I think 6th grade science sound really fun. I hope we get to blog again next year. Bye Mrs. LaCrosse!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Balloon investigation

In this investigation I think in the 1st experiment, the balloon will blow up small. In the 2nd investigation, I think the balloon will blow up a little bit bigger but not huge. In the 3rd investigation, I think the balloon will blow up a big.
 
After the 3 investigations, the 5 mL cylinder was smaller then the 10 mL cylinder and the 10 mL cylinder was bigger then the 15 mL cylinder.

Monday, May 19, 2014

IDL

My IDL experience was really fun. I did a science photo journal. I had to take pictures of things and describe the science in it. I chose the project because I thought it would be fun to go around the school and seeing all the science in stuff. I feel like it went really well because I got plenty of pictures with my group and we didn't argue about anything. We completed the book with I think 10 pictures and paragraphs. It was difficult deciding on what to take pictures of because there was so many things with science in it. I learned that everything around you has science in it and you can learn new things just by looking at things! Next time I would probably take more pictures and put in more audios.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

5 bonus points

Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. It is made up of tiny building blocks called atoms. Atoms are so tiny that scientists have to build special tools to see them. The center of an atom is made up of protons. The tiny particles moving around atoms are called electrons. Electrons move really fast around atoms. Electrons have a negative charge. Everything around you is made up of atoms. Things made up of one kind of atom are called molecules. States of matter are solids, liquids, and gases. Matter can change the states under certain conditions. If you have to pieces of the same matter under the same conditions, it will have the same melting point and boiling point. Metal is a better conductor then wood and wood is a better insulator then metal. Mittens are good insulators so if you have mittens on metal wouldn't feel cold. Rust is a Chemical change. If you burn paper in a beaker then that is a chemical change, too because the ashes are different then the paper. Helium is only made up of helium atoms. A mixture is when you mix things together and you can take them back out without a physical change. If you put strawberries, blueberries, and almonds together, then that is a mixture. A solution mixture like salt water wear you can't take the salt out unless you change the water into a gas.