We will be exploring life science, earth science and physical science during the year with hands-on experiences. I am excited to share these special times with you.
Mrs. Webb, M.Ed
Patterns of Movement - Second Grade
How do simple machines make work easier? Second graders described, drew examples and explained how the wheel and axle, lever, screw, inclined plane, pulley and wedge make work easier. They built many of these in lab.
To view some of the photos for Science Fair - 2017, select the Photo Album link on the side of this page.
Armstrong's Science Fair boasted over 100 exhibits, each one teeming with the scientific method, authenticity, aesthetic appeal, current scientific procedures, graphs, data, photos and actual materials. Congratulations to each participant! Keep "sciencing" !!
Third graders investigated Earth's landforms and how communities/civilizations are affected by them. In stations they worked together to form communities in mountain areas, hillsides, plateaus and plains.
Rocks & Minerals
Second graders used the attributes of color, luster (test of light), and hardness (scratch tests with pennies, fingernails and sandpaper) to classify minerals found in rocks.
Stick To It
Kindergarten students were attracted to their study on magnets as they investigated the aspects of attracting and repelling of various objects to magnets.
Micro-View of Soil
First graders investigated soil components using sift towers with soil, micro - viewers with handmade slides of sand from Florida and Grand Cayman, and dirt clods. They shared insightful comments about soil parts during their conclusions.
Physics of Toys
Kindergartners used toys to investigate position words such as back/ front, up/down, and round and round. They pushed/ pulled toy cars, created wheel and axle systems and round and round whirligigs in fast/slow motions.
Fourth graders create evidence using ordinary materials that are used as clues to solve a mystery. Students attempt to solve the mystery by inferring what happened from the found evidence. They record inferences. How would you complete the following conclusion stem? I think a detective could solve a mystery with inference skills by____.
Is a spider an animal? Ask a kindergartner.
Do you know the following poem?
"Five little spiders crawling all around.
The first one said, "See the bug I found?"
The second one said, "My web is neat."
The third one said, "I have eight feet."
The fourth one said, "We're all so small."
The fifth one said, "Time for autumn leaves to fall."
Then whoosh went the wind and out went the light,
and the five little spiders crawled out of sight.
Using Make a Model, a process of science inquiry, third graders compared renewable, nonrenewable, and inexhaustible natural resources. Donning their mining hats, they simulated mining natural resources in their "Sort It Out" (Texas Regional Collaborative) mining for chocolate investigation.
Kindergartners observed and classified natural and man-made sources of light.
Fourth graders observed crayfish, snails, guinea pigs, fish, specimen jars, earthworms, and hermit crabs in their classifying animals lab. They also placed cards in groups to show examples of food chains and created a classroom poster showing the subgroups for vertebrates and invertebrates.