Friday, March 10, 2017

Dr. Seuss week 2017

Well I am saddened because Jack told me this was the last Dr. Seuss week celebration,because he is a big boy and will be in 5th grade next year. We had to make it 4th grade fun for Jack,so we read the Butter Battle Book. Then Jack did a fun Dr. Seuss word search. Then we made butter with a jelly jar,heavy whipping cream and a lot of shaking. We tried the bread butter side up  and butter side down.  We both agree that  bread is better with the butter side up.  We watched a video of how the cream becomes butter when the fat molecules combine together during the shaking. Jack learned what hydraphylic and hydrophobic mean. He also learned about fat solubility. The butter would have been better with a little salt. We then did a fun engineering activity for our 1 hour Dr. Seuss celebration.  In the butter battle book,they launched  things at each over a wall. So we of course learned about simple machines and then we made a catapult out of rubberbands,popsicle sticks and a spoon.  Then we made guesses as to how many centimeters,inches or feet they would go. Then we measured the distances.  We launched stale mini marshmallows.  Our dog Maya was the cleanup crew,she even caught a marshmallow in mid-air. At the end of the celebration Jack said, Well I might want to celebrate Dr Seuss week next year too.

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