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Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 142- How It's Made...PB&J

I don't know if you've ever experienced the show How It's Made, but it is fabulous! Mr. Russell uses his Netflix account to be able to watch it at school- the kids ask for it! It's wonderful for when students ask, "How do you...?" It teaches science, technology, future life skills, and good American manufacturing. Who could ask for anything more?

In science this we reviewed states of Matter: solids, liquids, and gasses. Of course, we needed a visual of a manufactural enterprise that incorporated all three. What better than the Coca-Cola company?

Part 1 is about creating the plastic bottles, then filling them. The plastic for the bottles is the solid, the drink is the liquid, and the bottles are moved around the factory using air- a gas! Just watching the bottles move is amazing. It's so fast! Did you notice how the video said that 800 bottles of coke are made every minute? That's 13.3 bottles every second!

Part 2 is about cans of Coke. Cans can be made 3x faster than bottles! Holy cow! I think my students were more impressed with the cans. They were very happy to see the thorough cleaning the cans received before being filled. No one wants to drink dirty Coke!

We didn't watch Part 3, but you can if you click on the link. It's about glass bottles. We have talked bout the properties of Coca Cola the drink- it is a liquid and gas combination. And we have done science experiments with it, you can see the posts {HERE} and {HERE}.

I decided to take our love of How It's Made to the next level.
We combined:
1. Science- following a plan (just like in science experiments)
2. Writing- sequencing
3. Our love of a certain tv show (check the title)
4. Our love of snacks

All together, we have the perfect way to end a day: How to make a PB&J sandwich.
We charted out our plan of attack first through sequencing the steps.

We made sure we had all the ingredients.

We called in our wonderful Ms. Smith to be our camerawoman, and we were ready to roll!

(the camera wasn't the greatest- the other camera we usually use had dead batteries)

I hope you enjoyed watching it! We certainly had fun making it! Don't worry, everyone in the audience received a sandwich of their own. :)

**Reminder- Spring Break is all next week! NO SCHOOL! Be working on your math packets!**
** Check back tomorrow for the next Celebrity Story Saturday!**

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