Monday, October 10, 2011

What is that Smell?

Our latest science investigation involves decomposition.  So, in small groups the students combined soil, wood- chips, leaves, fruit, and water to a sealed 2-liter soda bottle.  As a class we discussed how to write a hypothesis and make detailed observations.  Later this week we will even give the bottles the ever scientific smell test!  I plan to run the observations through the end of the month.  The kids are excited to see how the items in the bottles begin to break down.  Several groups already have a lot of "fur" on their fruit.  Pictures to follow soon!