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active adventures in lower school science

Crow and the Pitcher

on May 16, 2016

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The Kindergarten had a fun STEM lesson using the familiar Aesop’s fable of the Crow and the Pitcher.  Students predicted which object would make the water displace higher after dropping 10 of each object into a graduated cylinder. The competition was as follows;

#1 glass aquarium rocks

#2 pennies

# 3 silver washers

The difference in the amount of displacement had to do with the weight, size, and shape of the material. The material the object is made of also determines how much water is displaced. The crow used the many qualities of a scientist and engineer which included never giving up, being resourceful, and embracing a challenge.

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