I guess the week before Christmas break was our "gross out" week. I didn't plan it that way but that's the way it worked out. Several weeks ago we started an experiment with our school nurse. She took the kids around the school and they took swabs of the toilet and water fountain.
After about 10 days this is what we have.
The kids made slides and we examined it under the microscope.
I think I have some kids who won't be drinking from the water fountains now.
We took a break from "gross" and made our reindeer job applications. I took pictures of the kids and they cut them out and added antlers and noses. These turned out really cute!
To wrap up the week, we dissected sheep hearts. We had just finished our unit on the circulatory system. This was the perfect ending.
The kids were able to see the chambers inside a real heart.
STUDENTS: What do you think was worse, the sheep hearts or the toilet/fountain slides? Why?