Ms.Bouton with Steve Spangler
Science in the Rockies Conference July 2015
In the Science Lab, students are engaged in "hands-on and minds-on" activities that allow students to explore, experiment and investigate the world around them. Each grade level focuses on specific Virginia SOL objectives.
Kindergarten lessons are about their five senses, magnets, properties of water, basic life needs of plants and animals, shadows, weather pattern plant and animal growth, recycles, concerving, and reusing.
First grade studies classification, how objects move, plants, night and day, seasons, weather natural resources, interactions with water.
Second grade studies magnetism, properties of matter measurement, living and non-living things, weather and plant and animal life.
Third grade studies physical properties, simple machines, earth patterns, soil and energy.
- Fourth grade studies plants, Virginia natural resources, living systems, earth patterns, electricity and motion.
- Fifth grade focuses on organisms and cells, oceans, earth's surface, sound, light and matter.
In the lab we conduct investigations to reinforce these concepts. While doing their investigative projects, students gain knowledge and develop science process and critical-thinking skills.