This week, we will continue to get in the groove for the upcoming school year!
Monday August 24th: Science!
Make your own Geode! *Parents! you may need to assist with this activity!*
First: what is a geode?
What you need:
- 3-4 Raw Eggs
- Craft Glue
- Epsom Salt
- Food Coloring
- Small Containers
- Small Paint Brush
- Small Pot and Stove
- Small Screw Driver (optional)
Follow the instructions here: https://theresjustonemommy.com/crystal-egg-geode/
Tuesday August 25th! PE/Recess at home!
Complete this *tabata* style workout! What is tabata? 20 second on then 10 seconds of rest! Go through the list 5 times if you can!
1- Jumping jacks
3- High knees in place
Wednesday August 26th! Science, physics, math!
Build your own catapult! Use the link below to make an easy to use home made catapult! For more fun, you can use a sheet of paper with hand-drawn targets to see who has the best aim/design!
Thursday August 27th: Homemade Pinwheel Lunches!
What you need
- 2 large tortillas, look for “burrito size”
- 4 leaves lettuce, we used Romaine
- 10-12 slices deli ham, 1 small package
- 8 slices cheese
- 4 tbsp cream cheese
How to make Pinwheels
- Lay the tortillas flat and spread about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese on each.
- Next, layer the ham onto the tortillas.
- On top of the ham, add lettuce.
- The last ingredient, add on the 4 slices of cheese to each tortilla.
- Roll the tortillas tightly and slice into 2-inch sections.
- Use a toothpick or reusable food picks to secure each wheel
Friday August 28th: Candy DNA Lesson!
What is DNA?: Check out this link to learn more about DNA and how it impacts how we look and function!
How to build your worn. model DNA:
- Twizzlers (represent the backbone consisting of sugars and phosphates)
- Soft Candy (Something that comes in 4 colors but is all the same type of candy to represent the A, T, C, G nucleotides)
- 4 cups to separate candies by color
1- it’s time to start making up pairs for building your candy DNA model. Our DNA can not be seen with they eyes only high powered microscopes but DNA is long thin molecules.
2- Now make your own unique strand of candy DNA and twist them into what is known as a double helix. The backbone (Twizzlers) of your candy DNA model is what gives the double helix a specific shape.
Saturday August 29th: Decorate your virtual school space!
Try making these fun fishbowl crafts to add some color to your virtual school work space! You will need paper, paint or markers, small stones, and buttons!