The fifth grade have been educating themselves on various inventions throughout the ages. I'm incredibly proud of the final results of their timelines, which included a minimum of eight inventions and a paragraph to educate someone who may not know about the chosen invention. In addition, they got creative with decorating and even going as far as creating replicas of their inventions.
Today, the students continued their discussions about matter. Students discussed the 3 states of matter and began designing posters about a periodic element of their choice.
Today, the students learned about matter, i.e. it makes of everything and we all matter. Our discussion of matter led us to discuss density and polymers. The students made their own slime, which is a polymer, from household materials (borax, water, and Elmer's clear glue).