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Summer SAVY Session 3, Day 1 – Matter Mysteries

Posted by on Monday, June 26, 2023 in blog, SAVY.

Day 1: This morning, we began our exploration of science and what scientists do by utilizing Frayer models to generate definitions, examples, and non-examples of scientists. We learned basic science safety rules, including how to keep our senses safe while making observations. Be sure to ask your child to demonstrate “wafting!” Reviewing what we learned about safety, we got a preview of some of the tools and materials we’ll use this week. We then had a great lunch getting to know our new friends!

This afternoon, we participated in our Outdoor Recreational Activity, soaking up some sunshine and burning some energy. When we returned, it was all about what “matters!” We learned the three states of matter and the importance of change in science. Observing a colored ice cube change states was a fun way to wrap up our day.
Some key takeaways from today:
  • Change is everywhere and can be related to time.
  • Change can be natural or manmade, random or predictable.
  • Scientists study the natural and physical world by observing evidence.
  • Properties of matter are their characteristics, like color, state, and shape.
  • The three phases of matter are solid, liquid, and gas.
Dinner table questions might include:
  • What would you do to think like a scientist?
  • What kind of scientist might you be interested in learning more about?
  • What is something you would like to research or investigate?

Have a wonderful evening!

Your partners in education,
Dr. Rylander and Ms. Ann Louise