We began the day working on our Developmental Reading Assessments.
Then we had French.
After first recess and lunch we dove into UOI. Today we learnedthat energy cannot be created or destroyed, but is transformed from one form to another while exploring various appliances.
Students worked in groups and rotated through stations. At each station was a different electrical appliance. Students turned on each of the appliances/tools and observed how each worked. Students listed and described the characteristics which the appliances have in common, what it is the appliances do and what they need in order to do it. Students described examples of energy transformations observed in the appliances.
-Hairdryer: electrical energy -> heat energy
-the fan converts a significant portion of the electrical energy into the kinetic energy of the fan blades.
Toaster: electrical energy -> mechanical energy (potential energy and kinetic energy)
Students began to represent their understanding and knowledge of the characteristics of electricity in a mind map.
Students then learned about Op art. Op Art was an art movement which occurred in the 1960s. It was a time when the artist was very much interested in the idea of creating movement on a two-dimensional surface by tricking the eye with a series of optical illusions. When something plays tricks on your eyes it is called an Optical Illusion. Op Art is artwork that plays tricks on our eyes.
Artist M.C. Escher is famous for having created lots of different kinds of Op Art.
Bridget Riley is famous for creating Op Art that looks like it is moving. Sometimes it hurts your eyes to look at it for too long.
Students then began their own Op art follow step by step directions!
After second recess and lunch students had gym with Mr. Orr.
Have a good night!