002 - Cool Times in the STEM Lab - 4th grade

4B deep into their Ice Globes investigation.

This week, as we simmer in 90*F temperatures, 4th grade is staying cool by investigating Ice Globes. In one of their first experiences in the STEM Lab, we are deepening our science skills of documenting observations and developing questions. Students eagerly explored by touching, lifting orbs into the light to see some unique features - areas of clarity, areas that were cloudy, and areas with "strange spikes." We experimented with additional variables - salt, sugar, baking soda, colored water, and colored vinegar. 

Post-lab ice globes. Look at those shapes, textures, and translucency. 

Student Generated Questions: