Patterns Caused by the Sun

Second graders are observing how the Earth’s rotation and revolution cause patterns in the sky.  Our Sun creates shadows that change throughout our day due to our planet’s movement.

 

Exploring Living & Nonliving Things

Our Littlest Frey Flames are exploring our campus to find living and nonliving things.  We learned WHY scientists classify items this way.  Ask a Kindergartener to explain!

Static Electricity is Electrifying!

5th Graders explored MOVING electrons with our Van de Graaff generator.  A Van de Graaff generator is an electrostatic generator which uses a moving belt to accumulate an electric charge. The students stood on a plastic crate (insulator) while touching the hollow metal dome (conductor).  This caused their bodies to become negatively charged.  Check out our results!!

Olive, the Other Reindeer

We LOVE beginning our lessons with literature!!  Olive, the Other Reindeer was our choice for this STEM challenge.

STATIC Electricity Is Exciting!!

Our 5th graders are beginning to learn about ELECTRICITY!!   We learned that everything is made of atoms, and that atoms contain protons & electrons.

Protons are “party poopers” = don’t EVER move & and have a positive charge!

Electrons are “party goers” = always on the move and have a negative charge!

 

Coding About Ecosystems!!

CODING is a FOREIGN LANGUAGE!!

Our 4th graders have learned EVERYTHING about ECOSYSTEMS!  It is time to Show What We Know!! We are using a coding app called PBS ScratchJr. Our challenge is to demonstrate the flow of energy in an ecosystem beginning with the sun that includes producers, consumers, and decomposers.  The kids have creative flexibility to design their own sprites within the program as long as the challenge is completed.

I honestly have been BLOWN AWAY  by the coding creativity of these KIDS!!  They understand the topic and are showing their own personalities in their coding!!!  Teacher’s DREAM!!

Thanks to the FREY Foundation for the supplies to engage children on this level!!

 

 

 

 

Where do Fossils come From?

Our 3rd Graders learned ALL about fossils with their science teachers.  In STEM Lab, we created 2 different types of fossils that are commonly discovered by paleontologists. The students measured the fossils using inches and centimeters. Using evidence that we observed from the fossils, the kids predicted where the fossil could have been located.

Let’s Think Like Scientists!!!

FREY 2nd graders are learning  how to write LAB REPORTS!! This is an ELA standard that crosses over into science.  Well…let’s DO IT!! 

Question:  Which liquid will cause the candy cane to change the fastest?

Please Help if you Can!!