The Weather Project. Andromahi Harrison Kara Ellenberg December-March. Catalytic Event.
The children began to talk about weather related items in the classroom and started to get interested in looking at weather pictures including those online and in books. They would often ask to look up the temperature on our computer and then would begin to ask questions about other information the website would display.
The children investigated the new thermometer donated to our classroom. The children began by asking how to identify the numbers and then began to create a list of which were the cold temperatures and which were the hot temperatures.
Aidan (5.7) shares pictures with Claire about several weather phenomena's including hail, high winds, and damage from those storms.
Brayden (4.9) creates his idea of how ice would be made. He believes ice can be made only if snow is outside and in “quick time.”
Brayden (4.9) wonders if snow makes ice. He asks to put a bucket of water outside one morning as it is snowing. He asks to set the bucket of water in the snow and asks to set the timer. He sets the timer and carries it around. When it beeps, he gathers friends to see the progress. A friend who observed the water documents their findings on a chart.
After the weekend, the children explored the items that we had brought out of the freezer. The children determined that water and milk freeze well. Juice freezes more like slushy then a ice.
After reading one of our texts, Fluffy, Flat, and Wet the children wanted to write down all we knew from the text.