We Touch Things With Our Hands
Today we started out five sense unit. We are learning about a different sense each day. Our senses are important . They help us learn about the world around us and sometimes sense danger.
In small groups we read a book about touch and we made texture hands. On each hand is a different texture such as smooth, soft or course.
We also went on a ” texture walk” and felt things along the way. We would feel to see if something was hot or cold or rough or smooth or bumpy or sharp.
The interesting thing as we walked the kids began to notice things with their other senses and point them out. Lilly said ” I smell something.” It was rain. Kaden said ” I hear something. ” It was a dog.
Mr Randy also made GAK today. The kids LOVE this stuff.
From Steve Spangler :
- This recipe is based on using a brand new 8 ounce bottle of Elmer’s Glue. Empty the entire bottle of glue into a mixing bowl. Fill the empty bottle with warm water and shake (okay, put the lid on first and then shake). Pour the glue-water mixture into the mixing bowl and use the spoon to mix well.
- Go ahead… add a drop or two of food coloring.
- Measure 1/2 cup of warm water into the plastic cup and add a teaspoon of Borax powder to the water. Stir the solution – don’t worry if all of the powder dissolves. This Borax solution is the secret linking agent that causes the Elmer’s Glue molecules to turn into slime.
- While stirring the glue in the mixing bowl, slowly add a little of the Borax solution. Immediately you’ll feel the long strands of molecules starting to connect. It’s time to abandon the spoon and use your hands to do the serious mixing. Keep adding the Borax solution to the glue mixture (don’t stop mixing) until you get a perfect batch of Elmer’s slime. You might like your slime more stringy while others like firm slime. Hey, you’re the head slime mixologist – do it your way!
- When you’re finished playing with your Elmer’s slime, seal it up in a zipper-lock bag for safe keeping.
– See more at: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/glue-borax-gak#sthash.YYRMYoGu.dpuf