Thursday, October 6, 2016

Mr. Musselman Visits and Makes Clouds!

 Mr. Musselman of the Burlington Science Center was in to visit room 103 today to talk about weather.  Although is was a clear day, he was interested in clouds and wanted to share how clouds are formed.

Students were very attentive as they met Mr. Musselman this afternoon.

Mr. Musselman was curious about the chain of paper in our window.  Friends in room 103 adeptly explained that we have been tracking the weather.  The hot colors (red and orange) represented the hotter temperatures we had at the start of the school year.  Now, 19 days in we have had yellow and even a few green temperature recordings!

Next Mr. Musselman read us a book about clouds.  We learned about cumulus, cirrus and stratus clouds.  Some look like cotton candy, others look feathery like a horse's tail and others feel like a damp sheet.

Students were asked to turn and talk to friends to make predictions about what would happen when heat was applied to the glass container of water and then ice was rested at the top.

We shared our ideas with the class and then observed the results of the experiment.

Here is a close up view of the cloud being created inside the glass jar!

We were pretty amazed to witness cloud making in action.  Perhaps moms and dads at home could make some clouds.  Ask your children about what is needed.  (water, heat and cold)

Mr. Musselman was kind enough to stick around and join us in some dancing after the lesson.  We do love Tooty Ta!

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