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Milk Cartons Turn Pleasant View Students into Scientists

Posted September 15th, 2016

The science room at Pleasant View Elementary looked a little more like the cafeteria during the first few weeks of school.  Milk cartons hung from the ceiling and lined the tables.  Students used them to experiment:  poke a hole in the carton, fill it with water and see how many times the carton turns in a minute.  The lesson teaches students to come up with ideas and then try them out, see what works and what doesn’t.  Students worked in teams, trying their ideas, knowing some would fail and others would not.  After trying out their ideas, like poking lots of holes all over or all on one side, students wrote up the results in their science notebooks.  The experiment sets the stage for what’s to come this year – think, try, try again and improve!

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