This week the kindergartners started the Protect the Popsicle Challenge. On Tuesday we read a big book on Making Juice Pops. We wanted to revisit what happens to a solid when it gets warm or cold. We want the students to generalize these learnings to have them connect protecting their popsicle from the sun. On Wednesday we looked at many different kinds of shade structures online. Then the students created their own sketches on what structure they thought would protect the popsicle the best. On Friday morning Mr. Musselman from the Burlington Science Center came to assist the kindergartners in actually collaborating to build their groups shade structure. The kindergarten groups spent about an hour constructing their structures. Due to the cold, raining weather we weren't able to test our structure. Our hope is that the structures are built well enough to withstand many days of waiting to test them out. The long term forecast still isn't calling for sunny, warm weather. Stay tuned for Part 3 hopefully happening soon! Part 1- planning our our shade structure sketches.