Monday, September 25, 2006

Pattern Block Shapes & Making Particle Board

Today we began our unit on Pattern Block shapes in Math. The children created pictures with the shapes, recorded what they used, and then added up the total amount of shapes used. In Science, we created our own particle board. We mixed wood shavings and sawdust with a matrix (created with corn starch & water). After mixing the ingredients together, each child created their own shape and wrote about it. We will leave them overnight to harden.

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