April
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"April Showers bring May flowers." Guess how many days it will rain this month & keep count. Check your guess at the end of the month.
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Be on the look out for frog eggs.
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Drop different objects in a puddle. Describe the ripple patterns.
Use 3 different objects & complete sentences.
Match the baby animal to it's parents.
cygnet
cub
gosling
joey
polliwog
pup
shark
swan
kangaroo
frog
goose
beaver
Name 4 animals that lay eggs.
Cut out a picture for each animal.
Next time you go grocery shopping, look in the produce section & find fruits and vegetables that are roots, stems or leaves.
Make a chart and classify at least 10 fruits and vegetables.
Eggs-periment
(See below)
Soak a lima bean in water overnight. Draw a picture of what you think it will look like inside. Open it up tomorrow- that is 1 day after you soaked it.
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How are cherry pits, sunflowers seeds, & corn kernels alike?
Do research and share the results in complete sentences.
Write a poem about animal sounds.
Bees __________
________ howl
snakes _________
_______ growl.
Spring peepers _________ ________ moo.
Crickets __________ _________ who-whooo!
Go swinging with some friends. Which one of you will take the longest time to make one swing? Why?
Explain in complete sentences.
Broccoli is an Italian word meaning "little branches". Can you explain why?
Explain in complete sentences.
Read Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruthe Heller.
Write a short book summary.
Fasteners keep things together. Make a list of fasteners in your house.
Include what each fastener is used for. You must have at least 12.
Make 4 rubbings of objects around the house. Trade your rubbings & try to guess what was rubbed.
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Eggs-perimentation
The Stress Test Hard Boiled vs. The Raw Egg Egg Drop Soup
Planning on having scrambled eggs? Stress test eggs by squeezing them lengthwise and crosswise. It is very hard to break the egg when you squeeze it in one of these two directions. Will lengthwise or crosswise be harder? Write down your prediction and why. Then experiment (keep a bowl handy!). Give the egg in question a spin on its side. A hard boiled egg will zoom around while the raw egg will wobble. Explain why this happens. Another way to use your "stressed" eggs. You will need:
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 4 eggs- raw
  • 4 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Boil the chicken broth. Add onion and parsley. Beat the eggs in a bowl until foamy. Put the eggs in the boiling broth, one spoonful at a time. What happens to the eggs?