Grade 4 Mad Science In House Field Trip » Grade 4 Mad Science

Grade 4 Mad Science

 The fourth-grade students participated in a workshop themed around electricity for their in-house field trip, sponsored by the PTA.  They used balloons to experiment with static electricity.  They tested different everyday objects using a plasma ball to see if they were a conductor or an insulator.  And, using homemade circuits and a copper oxide solution, they changed an ordinary nickel into a copper color. 

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The fourth-grade students participated in a workshop themed around Space Travel.  Students explored and experimented with rocket propulsion using the compressed air inside balloons.  The class was also challenged to race balloon rockets, devise a balloon-powered rocket car, experiment with the fast-moving air produced by spinning propellers, and launch rockets at different targets using stomp-rockets powered by their foot. 

 

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