Wisdom Begins with Wonder

Play with a purpose – oobleck

I like to do a pretty light hands-on activity for the first day of school.  Many of you are probably familiar with oobleck (cornstarch and water).  This is a very fun and safe system for students to play with. This is how I do it: The hook Show this video and ask students to think […]

Chemistry Water Quality Field Work

On 11/2/09, Chemistry spent the day traveling to 5 different stream sites to test the quality of the water.  We hit 2 spots along Toppenish Creek (Signal Peak Rd. & Harrah Rd.) and 3 spots along the Yakima River (Indian Church Rd., Granger Pond, & Zillah boat launch). At each site, we tested the water for […]