Our unit is providing wonderful opportunities for collaboration and connections. We have been exploring measurement this week and are collecting data on all sorts of things. For example, the mass of food waste each day, distances around the school, the volume of water the children drink at school, the mass of their school bags.
We are also consolidating this with lots of hands-on practise using both non-standard and standard units of measurement. The class are getting more familiar with using the vocabulary and tools of measurement and are enjoying themselves a lot.
We also measured during our field trip to our Preston campus this week.
Mr. Shen, our caterer (The Gastro Guys) welcomed us into the kitchen and led a cooking demonstration which all the children got involved in. They looked at the ingredients and discussed which were solids or liquids. Then, in groups, they added and mixed the ingredients together and observed the change. Finally, they had to measure out 60g portions using digital scales and then decorate the cookies.
We were given a tour of the High School by some students and spotted other examples of solids, liquids and gases.
Finally, we have been tuning into interesting words to describe the properties of matter. Try and describe some of the things you see over the weekend. Are they a solid, liquid or gas? What shape are they? What size are they? What is their texture? How they behave or move?
For example: The tree outside our classroom window is a solid. It is very wide and has many straight, cylindrical trunks. It is very tall. The trunk is brown and rough. The leaves are green and curved- they can also sway. It can be cut or burnt or bent or snapped.
Grade 2.1 are a class of 7 and 8 year old students who attend ISS International School in Singapore. We learn together and play together and enjoy sharing our discoveries with you.