We just finished chapter 1 in our BJU Press science book—studying cold-blooded animals. And we finished it off with an experiment about the body temperatures of cold-blooded animals. (Watch a video that sums up our experiment!)
We worked in groups according to rows. Each row had two paper lizards. Students colored and cut out the lizards for their row. Then we went out into the courtyard and placed one lizard in the sun and one in the shade. We laid a thermometer down on top of each one to show the lizard’s body temperature and then recorded the temperatures. After a few hours, we went back out and checked our lizards. We discovered that the lizards in the shade had a much lower body temperature than the lizards in the sun.
We have such a great God! He made it so that each animal has exactly what it needs to survive in the conditions where it lives. A lizard that is too hot can move into the shade. A lizard that is cold can warm up by moving into the sun. At the end of the week, we made videos about our experiment, using 30hands.
30hands is an app that allows you to upload pictures from your iPad® and record on each one. You can also draw on the pictures if you choose. The students in each group told about what they had done. It was their first attempt at using 30hands, and I think they did a great job.
I sent the videos off to the parents, so they could enjoy our hard work. Now on to the next chapter . . .
What experiments have you and your class enjoyed? Any using technology?