Today was a science day! Like a lot of science. We started off the morning with science, had some before lunch, and even finished off with some before the bell!
Remi was the scientist of the week. She wondered about invisible ink. Turns out lemon juice makes great invisible ink that spies used to use to send secret messages. She asked us what would happen if we put lemon juice on paper and then heated it up? We thought:
(a) The paper will catch on fire.
(b) The lemon juice will catch on fire.
(c) The lemon juice will get really hot.
Turns out...when the lemon juice dries and then gets heated up, it TURNS BROWN? So she told us a joke...How many laughs does it take to make an octopus laugh? We thought 8, maybe?
This morning Julie Wille joined us for some science as well. She packed a graduated cylinder full of 100mL of snow. Then we took some guesses as to how much would be left when it melted...when the solid turned into a liquid. We're still waiting, but here's what we see so far.
We also made some more matter observations. Julie brought a balloon filled with a solid (ice), liquid (water), and air (gas). We passed the balloons around and made observations about the different states of matter. These are some of the words we used to describe them.
Last, but not least, in our busy day we were surprised with Lilah's mom, Sarah, as Secret Reader. And she shared a HILARIOUS book. She read Amelia Bedelia and we couldn't stop giggling. First graders are already masters of the English language so we could tell when Amelia was taking things a little too literally!