Science
  1. Cough, cough (gr. 4: pollution, social justice)
  2. Eating plastic (gr. 3-4: the great plastic dump, social justice)
  3. Refraction action (gr. 2-3: refraction)
  4. Will it float, will it sink? (gr. 2-3: density, buoyancy)

 


 

Will it float, will it sink?

 

Lighter in water

Hi Jasmine, what did you do in science today?
I learned that a rock is easier to lift in water
It’s easier to lift, than out of water
 
We read a story
The three piggies helped wolf lift a heavy stone
By filling the hollow with water

It was a surprise
But we proved it
Using a spring scale
To measure the weight
In and out of water

 

Out of the water
The spring scale read 2000 grams
But only 1600 in the water

Hi Jasmine, what did you learn in science today?
I learned that a rock is easier to lift in water
It’s easier to lift, than out of water

It was a surprise
But we proved it
Using a spring scale
To measure the weight
In and out of water
To measure the weight
In and out of water

A song written based on Grade 1/2 student comments after exploring the weights of masses in and out of water.

 

Will it float, will it sink?

Will it sink or will it float?
The density of the stone
Will make it sink all alone
Gravity pulls it down
‘Cause it’s more dense
Will it sink, will it float?

Science and atoms
Sticks float, rocks sink
Gravity brings things down
Oil is less dense than water
Oil is less dense
Will it sink or will it float?

Fricky fricky fricky science
Fricky fricky fricky rocks
Oil in water
Fricky fricky fricky  science
And I want to know
Will it sink or will it float

 

Sub, sub, sub, sub
It’s short for submerge
It means going under water
I have a stone
It weighs 1000 grams
Sub, Sub, Sub, Sub

In water it feels lighter
But heavier out of water
The spring scale read
1000 grams
In the water
It read fewer grams

Fricky fricky fricky science
Fricky fricky fricky rocks
Heavy out of water
Fricky fricky fricky science
Fricky fricky fricky rocks
Lighter submerged

A song written by Grade 2/3 Math and Science Camp students after exploring the weights of masses in and out of water. The song was performed for parents on the last day of the Camp. See the music video.