Tucker Pod B....
A Trip to Outer Space
Oliver set up some chairs so we could take a trip to space today! He placed a large calculator on a wooden block and indicated the buttons, saying, "This will make it go. This will make it break." He excitedly invited his friends to come and sit with him.
Some Other Moments in Pod B....
Tucker Pod A...
We've been hearing the children talk about volcanoes in the construction/animals play areas. We printed two volcano pictures for them to paint at the easel. At meeting the children saw the images and began discussing them immediately.
Dakota: I already know about a volcano. It’s in Hawaii. And you know what’s inside?….hot lava.
Cannon: And only cold water could melt it.
Wolf: They’re (volcanoes) actually brown because of the dust.
Dakota: Inside it’s hot lava.
(Teacher: What happens when lava goes into the ocean?)
Wolf: It might get too hot and people can’t swim because they might get burnt.
Cannon: If you use hot water it makes it hotter. If you use cold water it would make it like stone.
Palmer: The cold water can melt the hot lava into stone like Cannon was saying.
Wolf: Well did you know that there were volcanoes when dinosaurs lived? There was fire coming out of the volcanoes and when a rock came in, it came into dust, it made itself into dust and then steam came out. And when dinosaurs died it came into dust all of the volcanoes which put smoke out and when dinosaurs lived there was fire coming out.
Brooke: So the volcanoes were erupting?
Cannon: But not now because they’re died (the volcanoes). They died in the time of the dinosaurs.
Wolf: Actually they’re not.
Dakota: But there is a volcano in Hawaii that is not dead. There’s no dinosaurs in Hawaii.
Palmer: But there are still dinosaur statues in the museums made out of bones.
Cannon: Birds are dinosaurs.
Wolf: The volcanoes are not all dead. And then if you dig down to it - the hot lava - can get really hot and shoot out of the ground and it will get really hot. And also the volcanoes won’t, not all of them break but under water when they get really cold they break, their tops.
Maren: My mom and dad went to a Hawaii and saw a volcano but I was not alive.
Nora: The lava monster lives in the volcano.
Gigi: I haven’t seen a volcano. I just know that the lava’s red.
Dakota: What will the dinosaurs are the ones who go to the museum cause they make the bones together because they digged to where the dinosaurs lost their bones. And they builded up the skeleton so people can see what the dinosaurs looked like.
Wolf: A meteor came and erupted them cause it has smoke and the smoke went onto the ground and on the volcano - all of the volcanoes, and then hot lava cause it changed into black dust and then smoke came out and then it burnt a lot of things.
Gigi: How do a geologist know if they find a bone if it’s an arm or a leg?
Wolf: Because the toes are a bit longer, then these. Dinosaurs lived a long time ago.
Cannon: I think dinosaurs can stomp very loud like t-Rexes and dinosaurs bring the meteors to the volcano. And sometimes the meteor goes on top of the volcano and then on top of the hole but it can’t fit inside the hole of the volcano but it can do a big burp and it’s gonna put lava everywhere.
Wolf: And also, Cannon was right about that they go onto the hole and then they get stuck on the hole. They just on the hole and then smoke comes out and it lifts it up and then it bangs onto the ground. And then how the dinosaurs died it just got fire and all the dinosaurs were standing and then they went into the ground. And people dug and found them and by looking at their skulls they figured out because their mouths were all opened and so they wanted to run away because the meteor was coming in.
After meeting was over, the children brought their ideas about volcanoes to the easel.
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