Students got to explore mixtures further by combining salt and iron filings. Before attempting the lab, they discovered the properties of magnets. Students journeyed the room finding items that would attract and would not attract magnets. They learned that the iron, steel, nickel and cobalt had magnetic properties and also dispelled the myth that not ALL metals were attracted to magnets. They combined the salt and iron filings and used the magnets to remove the filings easily, thus making the contents of their cup a mixture. Avery learned, "that a lot of things are not attracted to magnets but only a few things are." Jan stated, "Well, I think it was really nice to learn something about magnets because magnets are interesting and the world is a magnet."
I hope you enjoy learning how the garden changes throughout the school year.