Natural material or not?
What is a natural material? We discovered that materials that are found on the earth, or that which grow on earth, are natural materials. They are plants, rocks, water. Lots of other materials and not found in nature. We wondered what these materials that were not natural, but made by people, called? We thought of several names:
We thought that plastic and sponge were human made materials. We continue to investigate and inquire into other man made materials.
We then went on a hunt in our playground to find things that are made from natural materials and those that are human made materials.
Things made from natural materials:
Things made from manmade materials:
Properties: Finding out more about the materials, we looked at it closely and thought about what it looked like and felt like. These are some of the words that we came up with: shiny, hard, soft, spiky, breakable, reflective, see through, waterproof, bendable.
During Daily 5, we continued to focus on using describing words. We looked at some natural materials and described them by how they looked and felt.
Shapes and symmetry
Symmetry: it is when one half is the same as the other half.
When a line cut an object so that the 2 parts are the same, is called the line of symmetry.
K2's very first student nominated certificate to Anjali!