Thursday, December 4, 2014

Potato Exploration with First Graders

Using a balance to find out how heavy...

Finding how far around...

First he tried to use pencils, but selected a string instead.

One student counted notches in string; another used  a train of cubes to measure.

This student traced the potato and put a number in each box around the potato outline.

This student carefully moved a small cube around the potato to get 37.
This student measured 9.  Time to share strategies ....

Steamed potatoes and toppings were part of the exploration.

Students sketched with sharpies and added a water color wash.

Cutting pieces of potatoes with eyes to plant and checking out the growth of their garlic and onion bulbs.
Bulbs are going home with students.  Check out this link if you are interesting in indoor garlic gardening.

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