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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Icebergs and Penguins

 For the letter P, Sassy Pants studied penguins. When Little Red was in kindergarten, we made icebergs for the penguin unit, so I did it again with Sassy. We made the icebergs by filling plastic baggies with water and putting them in the freezer. I tried to squish them in between different things in the freezer so they would be different shapes.
Then we placed them in the bathtub to investigate how much of the iceberg was above the surface of the water and how much was below. Sassy Pants didn't really like playing with them as much as Little Red did a couple of years ago; she complained that they made her hands too cold.




6 comments:

  1. Wow what a great idea for a penguin unit study. I would never have thought of this. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. I love hands on activities!!! My kids would love to play in water and call it school.

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  4. What a cute idea! I didn't homeschool, but one year when my kids were young, the elementary school taught in units with weeks devoted to a theme (penguins) with each subject (math, spelling, etc) centered around that theme. It was fun.

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  5. Isn't it amazing how what works for one child, doesn't work for another? I am always amazed by this. I think a great solution for her would be to use a stick, tinker toy, or straw to move the iceberg around with - this way, she would be touching it.

    I love that you used your bathtub to give the "larger" feel to the project. I think another great alternative would be large see-through bowl so they can get a complete view of the iceberg in the water and out.

    Thank you for sharing your project and providing us with a little lesson planning inspiration!

    Victoria
    DenSchool

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  6. I saw your icebergs on Pinterest. What a fun and easy idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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