Group 1: In Sheana’s class we learned about Volcanoes. We started out by watching a Bill Nye video on Volcanoes, because who can make science more exciting than Bill Nye the Science Guy? Through the video, we learned that there are three types of Volcanoes. Volcanoes form when hot molten rock finds its way to the surface of the Earth. When gases in the volcano get hot enough, they expand and explode, causing an eruption. When the molten lava that flows from a volcano solidifies, new land is formed.
After watching the video, we made and decorated our own volcanoes. We sponge-painted our volcanoes and then added moss and dinosaurs to the base.
Both groups will be getting together the last day of class to make our volcanoes erupt!
Group 2: Last night Group 2 enjoyed a visit from the Student Nutrition Association. The SNA talked about how the nutrition guide has changed over the years from the pyramid to My Plate. Participants rotated around the room in small groups and came up with amazing lists of foods that fit into the four categories of My Plate: Vegetables, Fruits, Whole Grains, and Healthy Proteins. By the time each group reached the fourth category, they really had to think hard to add something new and different to the list! The SNA also talked about portion sizes and the “guiding stars” that are used in the dining hall (and at stores like Hannaford). We tried to guess how many stars different foods would have.
June 13, 2013
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