LEGACY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS GO MAD IN SCIENCE CLASS LEGACY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS GO MAD IN SCIENCE CLASS

By Allison Robertson

Mr. Blair’s fourth grade students took “matters” into their own hands in science class, when they were challenged to a mystery lesson. The students were shipwrecked on an island and had to use the materials in their lunches to make a hat while looking at properties of matter.

The “Mad Hatters” used the following materials:

  • a paper bag
  • a paper plate
  • aluminum foil
  • a paper towel.

Students put these materials to three different tests:

  1. Softness Test – Which materials are soft enough to put on your head?
  2. Sweat-soaker Test – Which materials soak up water and sweat too?
  3. Stiffness Test – Which materials are stiff enough to make good hat brims?

After conducting these tests, they had to put the materials together to make a hat.

What a great and engaging lesson!

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