Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 5 – Chemical Spill, Mr. Knorr (Rising 3rd/4th)
It was so nice to finally meet you all this afternoon at open house!
We had an eventful Friday discussing a few jobs in science in more depth. We learned what volcanologists, zoologists, geographers, and paleontologists do! We also watched a cute video of a baby panda bear harassing his zoologist keeper J
We then simulated one of the oil spills that we had been talking so much about in our classroom! Students were grouped into teams and given a budget of $1,000,000. They had to come up with a plan to purchase cleanup equipment including spoons, straws, pipettes, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, and tissue paper. It turned out that the tissue paper dissolved into a million pieces in the water and created an unintentional second pollutant- this is not so uncommon in real oil cleanups also!
Of course, we also spent some time making slime. We may have added too much borax or not enough baking powder, so the consistency of our slime was unfortunately not up to our high expectations, but this is something that we can perfect at home!
It was mine and Miss Janette’s pleasure spending the week with your children. I was really impressed by their willingness to help, contribute to conversations and activities, and get along with each other. This was a really special group to work with and I hope that I can see everyone back at SAVY next year!
-Mr. Dave & Miss Janette
Activities Before Open House