This week in science we are learning about what makes something living and what makes something nonliving. We have had a great time discussing the differences between the two!
As a class we decided that living things grow, eat, move on their own, need sunlight, and air. The class was very quick to catch on to the idea! At one point there was an eraser flying through the air (I threw it), and the class had to convince me that it wasn't living. My argument was that it was moving, it went from here all the way over to there! But, they were not fooled by my games. They knew that I had made it move and it could not move on its own. Therefore the eraser is nonliving! Very smart class! :)
Today, the class got to do some real life comparisons of a living worm and a nonliving worm (gummy worm)! Today, students got to watch and touch a living worm. Now with science nothing is gross! NOTHING! It is cool or interesting. So today, we had a very interesting time with the worms. Some worms were a bit more active than others. I did my best to get around to take pictures and videos of each group. Below are the videos and pictures!
As you can tell, things can get a little wild in the background while I'm recording videos. But, it's all in good fun. Before we ate our worms, gummies of course, we washed our hands and put away the living worms.
I'd say it was a very educational and delicious day in science!