While today was mostly devoted to getting the students going on the brochures, I still made time to do science. We still had the warm-up:
I did two demonstration experiments. The first one was to demonstrate heat transfer by boiling some water and then pouring it into my heat activated coffee mug. The outer coating reacts to the heat by temporarily disappearing showing the underlying graphic. In this case, it was the poster of me that is on my door.
The second one was to prove the answer to number 6 in the warm-up. I took two ten inch nails and took an initial temperature reading. Then, I beat them together in the exact same spot for about 30 seconds and took another temperature reading. In every case the temperature increased by .1°.
Then, we did the follow-up to yesterday's activity by having the students graph their data. I taught them a new word that I will use from now on: correlation. Correlation simply means a relationship, a cause and effect.
Here is a slideshow of everything:
In social studies, the students got to spend time researching the town or city that they would like to make their brochure about. If you can allow them to bring a device, it would be very helpful.