CLARK — Third graders at Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark learned about the different states of matter last week, while second graders learned to recognize different forms of money.
This week students in Ms. Guarino’s third grade class at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark participated in a hands-on science experiment to test their knowledge of the states of matter. Students had previously learned that matter can exist in three states – solid, liquid, and gas. For the experiment, pairs of students mixed cornstarch and water to create a substance that could be both a solid and a liquid at the same time. “I asked the students to poke the substance hard and fast which caused the molecules to tense up as if it were a solid. I then asked the students to gently press their fingers into the solution. Every student was amazed when their fingers flowed through the substance as if it were a liquid. The students were fascinated!” said Guarino.
Students in Miss Emma’s second grade class in Valley Road School in Clark are strengthening their math skills with identifying coins and their values and counting money. In the classroom, they played “Money Bingo.” The class split up into groups of 4 or 5 and had to identify the coin to get 5 in a row on their Bingo board to win. Pictured above, back row left to right, are Matthew Burke and Maya Soares, and front row left to right, Robert Tyra and Ava DeMarco.
(Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)
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