Third Graders Visit The Intrepid

The Third Grade students visited The Intrepid to learn about outer space and the role The Intrepid played in space exploration.  The third grade students had a great time and gained so much information about space exploration.  Check out some things we came across on the trip!

Here we are exploring the museum, including a space shuttle and airplanes.

We all got a chance to try out sitting in a space capsule and laying in beds that astronauts sleep in on space crafts.


Here we are learning what it is like to be in outer space.  We are trying to make chains while wearing space gloves and coming up with inventive ways to excercise in microgravity.














3-205E’s Masters of Measurement!

The third graders of 205E have spent the last two months of science exploring different types of measurement.  We started off by comparing standard and non-standard units of measurement.  We then moved onto a study of different measurement tools, what each tool measures, and the unit of measure that went with each.  We then had the opportunity to measure using many different measurement tools.  We used rulers, tape measures, pan balances, measuring cups, and thermometers.  Check us out as we try out all the different measurement tools!



Third Grade Scientists Explore Pumpkins

The third grade scientists visited The New York Botanical Garden to explore pumpkins.  We used what we have been learning in our science units in our explorations today.  One thing that we did was use our five senses to describe different pumpkins in different ways.  Another thing we did was use scales and tape measures to take different measurements of our pumpkins.  We made estimates before we measured and compared the actual measurements to our estimates.  We worked very hard, but we had a great time exploring!

Third Graders-How Does Our Garden Grow?!?

Our brand new school yard is finally up and running.  The most beautiful part of the yard is our new garden and the third grade team is in charge!  We started the garden by digging and turning the soil to plant various plants in the walkway.  We then planted different vegetables in our wooden boxes by turning the soil, putting down the seeds, covering them, and watering them.  Through the course of our science studies we are going to be continuing to study the plants and vegetables that we have out there and take care of them appropriately.  We are very excited to show off our green thumbs and make sure our garden is a success!