Student Request: Recycle Project Day

This is always a great day when we get creative and make things out of recyclable materials!  We talked about the Design thinking process.  First, we looked at what materials were available to us.  Then we thought about something that could be made that is “useful.”  This parameter is very open ended because what is useful to you can be different to what is useful to me!  Then the kiddos designed, created, redesigned, recreated and completed lots of fun projects such as a sling-shot, a house, a mini-basketball court, a desk organizer, and a jewelry organizer!  What fun!  And then outside for a little hide-n-seek and fun at the play lot.

 

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Summer Sprout at Roycemore School – Take 2!

After learning about household products and their chemical reactions, the Sprout kids set off to make a non-newtonian fluid and then experimented with their own concoctions including slime, balloon “explosions”, an oozing fluffy potion nicknamed “elephant toothpaste” and much more.

Bottle Rockets! Always a favorite!!!

What a great way to learn about Newton’s third law of motion, momentum, and pressure then through a explosive project on bottle rockets!  By placing the right ratio of baking soda and vinegar inside a plastic bottle and then corking it and watching the chemical reaction take place was amazing fun!

 

 

Accelerated Placement Act

Accelerated Placement Act
— Read on www.iagcgifted.org/IL-Acceleration-Act

What does this mean for your child?  How will we ensure that gifted children’s needs are met under this new Act?  Please leave your comments!

Summer Sprout at Roycemore School: Ice Cream in a bag!

Who doesn’t love this delicious way to see in action the changes in matter from a liquid to a solid in under ten minutes?!?  Topped with sprinkles and hot fudge, YUMMY!

 

Summer Sprout at Roycemore School!

We began our week with a scavenger hunt outside.  Then the kids made their own scavenger hunts, leading into day two!  First they picked a theme, next they brainstormed possible answers to go with the theme, and finally they made puzzles, riddles, codes, mazes, word scrambles and so much more!  Each kiddo had 4-7 items to decipher!  It has been a great adventure.

Student Request: Potions and concoctions

The sprout Kids worked with several household ingredients to learn about density, non-Newtonian fluids, and chemical reactions to make lava bottles, oobleck, and super bouncy balls! Then they were set loose to come up with their own slimey creations!