Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's a Bug's Life!

Pond Springs students explored the tiny world of insects using the microscope adapters on our Samsung document cameras.  They were able to zoom in on dragonfly wings and honeybee stingers, as well as other small things on Family Science Night.


Our Third Graders learned about ways in which people in different cultures celebrate with their loved ones using the Pond Springs Research Resources page.  Along the way, they also learned about online research, taking notes, acceptable internet use and copyright agreements!

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Pond Springs Third Graders use the Vernier Go! Temperature Probes and Logger Pro software to graph the temperature of water before and after ice cubes are added.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Broadcast Students Create Fantastic Science Night Ads!

The broadcast crew at Pond Springs works hard - and not just during the morning show!  Last week they were hard at work making advertisements for Science Night, which is Thursday, November 17th.  They used Voki, a free website that let them create personalized speaking avatars.  Here are some examples:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pond Springs teachers use technology to explore butterfly life cycles

Teachers at Pond Springs Elementary used technology to help students discover the wonders of the natural world.  Craig Lee, known as the Butterfly Man, donated milkweed plants with caterpillars and eggs to interested classrooms so that students could observe the Monarch Butterfly metamorphosis.  Document cameras and projectors allowed teachers to project the image so the whole class could see the transformation!