Christine Gadbois

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Recent Posts by Christine

Yesterday, 10:50 AM in Challenging Inquiry Based Labs for Third Grade
Hello! I found a really interesting lab for teaching weathering versus eroding that could definitely be inquiry. You would need to pre-make some 'mountains' using rocks, dirt, and gelatin in order to do this experiment. You essentially create two separate 'mountains', one out of rocks and gelatin and one out of dirt and gelatin. The students can create hypothesis for what they think will happen wh...

Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:43 PM in Third Grade Science
I am student teaching in a third grade classroom at the moment. We are in our weather unit at the moment so we are creating anemometers out of cups and straws and the students are really enjoying it. We are using it as our science fair projects so the students did research on anemometers, created hypothesis (such as does the cup size effect the anemometer or does the material of the cups effect th...

Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:26 PM in Chemistry
I think a fun chemistry experiment for elementary school children is the ice-cream in a bag experiment. I have included a link to this experiment if you would like to look into trying it with your students! This can be done with a range of ages, but the older they get the more hands on it can become. Please let me know if you end up using this experiment, I would love to hear how it went. http...