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SAVY 2019: Session 6, Day 5 – Matter Mysteries (Rising 1st/2nd)

Posted by on Friday, July 26, 2019 in Grade 1, Grade 2, SAVY.

Hello SAVY parents!

I’m so sad to see this session end. We have had an awesome time learning all about matter while conducting experiments.

Our last experiment consisted of the students making ice cream.  It was much more than just putting together milk, vanilla, and sugar. Students learned about the reaction that takes place when salt is poured over ice.  It was determined that the ice water would freeze the liquid mixture much quicker than the ice alone and that is the reason for using the salt.  We identified the changes that took place during the experiment and discussed how this experiment was linked to one of our generalizations about science.

Open house was also a huge success. The students were eager to conduct their experiment and describe the “magic” in why the paper towel wouldn’t get wet when the jar was completely submerged under water.  Students were able to use this experiment to understand that even though we can’t see air it still exists everywhere.

I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to serve the students here at summer SAVY!  I hope they have some great information that they can carry with them throughout their educational experience. Thank you for allowing your students to attend such an enriching program. I hope to see you all at a future SAVY!

–D. Polk