Grade 3:Full of Energy!
Throughout the first eight weeks of school, the third grade has been investigating matter and energy in science. One of the major concepts covered through the unit was light; how we see, how light travels and how light can reflect. Another main idea covered was energy; energy sources and the transfer of energy.
To further expand on the students’ understanding and knowledge of matter and energy, the 3rd grade visited the Hong Kong Science Museum (HKSM) on October 7th. Students were able to explore the museum, which offered a variety of hands on activities and exhibits. Most notably, students toured the “World of Mirrors” and “Energy Exhibition.”
The World of Mirrors, houses mirrors of all shapes, sizes and configurations. The mirrors demonstrated a variety of ways light can be reflected. Some examples are mirrors that made students disappear, shrink or grow. One of the most fascinating displays, was a mirror which turned one image, into a multitude of images, like a kaleidoscope.
In the Energy Exhibition, students were able to explore the different ways in which Hong Kong (and other places around the globe), get their power. This exhibition not only served as a great review to energy sources, but also as a great preview for our social studies unit since students were introduced to the idea of resource management.
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