Wednesday is Oak Tree’s Science Day.
One week we made homemade rockets. Items we used to make them were a box,
empty water bottles, various sized tubes, and bread bags.
Our Oak Tree rocket scientists cut holes in the box to put the water bottles through, this was our “rocket launcher” Our aerospace engineers then took the tube and attached one end to our rocket launcher and the bread bag rocket to the other end.
On the first attempt of our rocket launch, the bread bag rocket exploded! So one of the scientists came up with the idea to add another bread bag to the rocket to create a new layer
4/10 scientists said it would not work because they layers were not thick enough. The other 6 scientists said that it would work. Even though our aerospace engineers added the second layer, the bread bag rocket exploded again!
So they went back to work to figure another way to create a rocket.
“Well how about we use the big water bottles and attach the hose to them and use the smaller water bottles as the rocket?" said one of the rocket scientists.
The team got to work to start creating the new rockets.
With a big stomp, their new rocket design launched into the air!
It was a success!
We are looking forward to future Science Wednesdays!
Our Oak Tree painters used their creativity in our emotional awareness music activity! They expressed their emotions on the paper using pastels to the varying rhythms and tempos of songs. The educators played music that would resemble and help identify many different human emotions such as happiness, sadness, joy and anger.
When playing a slower song called “True Colours”, here are some art pieces and quotes that the children came up with:
“I thought of a sunset”- Oak Tree Artist
“I want to draw a rainbow” - Oak Tree Artist
When playing the fast paced song “Walking on Sunshine”, check out these awesome responses and art pieces!
“This sounds exciting” - Oak Tree Artist
“This song makes me think of science, its my favorite thing to do” - Oak Tree Artist
We had a lot of fun exploring our emotions and expressing them in art form! Music was such a great way to learn about our emotions as well as understand them.