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This blog is for the students and parents of Division 14. Class information, announcements and activities will be posted throughout the school year.

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Tinkering with Catapults

Can you build a catapult that can launch a pom-pom really far and really high?  This was the challenge given to students at our Science World Workshop.  First, they explored given materials to create a catapult of their own design. Next, they tested their lever to see if was able to launch a pom-pom as far as possible.  After testing, they had time to adjust their lever before retesting.  Not only was this activity fun and engaging for our young engineers, they also practised using observation, problem solving and creative thinking skills.

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Happy New Year!

I hope all of you had a wonderful winter break.  On the first day back, the students enjoyed sharing about highlights of their holiday and were ready to explore and engage in new learning activities with each other.

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Let’s Make A Rain Cloud

What happens to a cloud when it is saturated with water droplets?  To try this experiment at home, you will need a clear container and fill it 3/4 full with water. Next, add shaving cream on top of the water to create a cloud.  With a dropper, add drops of blue food colouring into the could.  Wait to see what happens to the cloud and share your observations.

      

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Pumpkin Investigation

Using our senses, students shared some descriptive words about how our class pumpkin looked, smelled and felt on the outside and inside.  Next, we made predictions on the pumpkin’s height, weight and circumference before measuring.  Also, we learned about a pumpkin’s life cycle.  Can you name the five stages?

Our class jack-o-lanterns–each artistically unique!

 

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Cloudy Skies

In our Sky theme unit, we have been studying different types of clouds.  Some questions the students came up with include:  How do clouds move or change shape?  Why are some clouds big and some of them small?  Are all clouds fluffy and white? 

Examine the photos below to see if you can name the cloud types (cirrus, stratus or cumulus).

 

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School Theme: We Are All Stars

We all have strengths and qualities that make each one of us unique.  When we use our talents to work together to achieve goals, we become a stronger and better community.

 

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