Our fourth graders had a great time learning about how and where Kazoos were made. After using Kazoos in our holiday concert, students had fun learning about the different types and history of the instrument. It was a great way to kick off our sound energy unit. Also a representative from SCE&G is came to do a presentation on electricity safety. He brought an active circuit board and taught the students about the differences between insulators and conductors. There was a discussion about the importance of using proper gear when working with electricity as well.
The fourth grade scientists have been exploring forms of light and sound energy through many hands on endeavors. They brought their own flashlights to see how light travels and how light behaves when it strikes objects. Is the material transparent, translucent or opaque? Mr. Good loaned us prisms so that we could observe the different colors of white light. Rulers, zippers on our jackets, rubber bands, rice and our kazoos have enabled us to explore pitch, volume, frequency and master the properties of sound. We really enjoyed sound and the states of matter - ask one of us about it!
Spreading the Love
Fourth graders made Valentine's Day bags and decorated them with compliments for one another. We had a great time handing out cards, playing games, and celebrating the day together.