Lower Elementary Science: Very big things and very small things


In Lower Elementary Science, we started the year by learning how to be a scientist. We practiced observation, asking “why” questions, and worked with the scientific method. Children also began working with microscopes, using them to peek at many very small things: prepared slides, natural items such as bugs and leaves, and classroom items such as thread, pencils and book pages. The middle photo was taken with one of these microscopes, and shows the head of a lacewing, an insect that we found dead on a windowsill. One student even compared one of her own hairs to Oreo the rabbit’s hair!

Students are also working with very big things, exploring concepts related to the First Great Lesson, using research cards and browsing through books on topics such as the formation of stars, the early universe, and constellations.

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