First graders love getting their hands on tools and trying out new methods to investigate their world. During this activity, first graders were given the assignment of measuring a variety of objects using scientific tools. Students had to decide which instrument was best for accomplishing each task.
Learners measured water temperature, both hot and cold, using a thermometer. The students were surprised and excited to see the red liquid in the thermometer rise and fall quickly when immersed in water of varying temperatures. Afterwards, they were all ears when they learned how and why the liquid moved up and down. It was amazing how many children thought the answer was magic! No, curious learners,it’s not magic. It’s science!
Students also measured the length and circumference of objects in the classroom using rulers and measuring tapes. They soon realized that rulers were better suited for measuring flat objects such as books and measuring tapes work better for measuring round things like the head of a classmate.
Through science, we are able to investigate the amazing and glorious world God has created. He continues to amaze us. What a loving God to provide so many wonderful and interesting things for us to ponder and enjoy!
By: Mrs. Pilar Demarest, First Grade