Now that Kindergartners have mastered many new properties to describe fabric, they're moving on to learn properties that describe other types of materials, too. Our next focus will be on how each material allows light to pass through it. Materials that let light completely through them are considered transparent. This allows us to see on the other side of the material. Materials that partially allow light to pass through them are translucent. The objects on the other side of them appear cloudy. And materials that do not allow any light to pass through them are considered opaque. We can't see what's on the other side at all! Kindergartners did the "Can you see the letters?" test to begin classifying materials that are transparent, translucent and opaque!
Kindergartners are stepping up their vocabulary game by expanding the scientific words they know! Using dropper bottles and various samples of fabric (thanks again to everyone who donated some!), they are looking for evidence that the water absorbed into their fabric by looking below it. Words we're hoping to master: ABSORBENT and WATERPROOF! Way to go Kindergarten!
Welcome back from Spring Break! Kindergartners are focusing on the importance of sorting materials by their properties. Each team of students had the opportunity to sort fabrics according to how they thought they should be sorted. Some groups sorted by color, others by texture, and others by how light interacts with them! How neat!