February
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Water comes in many forms. Name at many forms as you can.
Name 10 forms and cut out pictures for each form.
Look for signs of Spring.
Name at least 8 signs of Spring.
"The colder it is, the smaller the snowflakes." Find out if this saying is true by checking the snowflakes and the temperature on different days.
Use 3 different days for this experiment.

Order some seeds from your seed catalog to plant in Spring.

Look for your shadow today!
Use time of day and length in your explanation.
Where does your drinking water come from?
Use complete sentences.
Did you know that your heart is the size of your fist? Make a fist sized valentine and give it to someone special.
Hand in results.
Grow crystals! (Look for directions at the bottom of this page.)
Observe your crystals. Describe them to a friend.
Find as many red things as you can.
Hand in and/or accurately draw 5 red things.
Pick your favorite color and write a poem about how that color looks, tastes, feels, sounds, and smells.
Write a poem and illustrate.

Find out your family's and friends' favorite colors. Which color is picked most often?
Ask 20 people and make a frequency table.
Bubble Bath Science. Hold bubbles up to the light. What do you see? Fill 1 cup with water and another with bubbles. Which is lighter? Why?
Follow directions in box and write brief explanation.
Read color poems in Mary O'Neill's Hailstones & Halibut Bones.
Write a brief book report.
Force some forsythia or pussy willow to bloom by putting branches in water. Will they open before the ones outside do?
Either bring in results or take a photograph and write an explanation.
Read "Peek-a-Boo" by Janet & Allen Ahlberg: then play I spy.
Write a paragraph about this experience.


Crystals
You will need:
  • a drinking glass
  • a pencil
  • 15 cm clean string
  • 100 cc water
  • a paper clip
  • granulated sugar
Tie the string to the pencil. Now tie the paper clip to the other end of the string. Boil the water, then add the sugar - a few grams at a time - until no more will dissolve (probably about 250 grams of sugar).

Continue to boil for one minute. Pour the solution into the glass. Place the pencil on top of the glass with he paper clip hanging down to the bottom. Set the glass in a warm spot. Crystals will appear in about a week.