Stratification vs. Concentration
Skittles are made of ingredients that are prone to dissolve in water. They also do it quickly, so you have neat science right away. Our BRCVPA campers discovered that candy dissolving science is a fun way to test out a variety of liquids and candies. They found that the temperature of the water impacts the rate at which it dissolves.
They were also able to answer the question, "Why don’t the colors mix right away?" While digging around for information, they learned about a term called stratification. The immediate definition of stratification is the arrangement of something into different groups, Water stratification is all about how water has different masses with different properties and this may create the barriers that you see among the colors of the candies.
Still other sources talk about how each skittle has the same amount of food coloring being dissolved and as they concentration of this color spreads out similarly they don’t mix when they meet up with each other.
What do you think?
Aliyanna completed the "Design Your Own Bedroom" challenge from Ms. Gautreau's list of summer art challenges. I don't know about you, but this looks like a bedroom I'd like to have! Great job, Aliyanna!
The Floating Ping Pong Ball
Our BRCVPA campers discovered that the Floating Ping Pong Ball is a wonderful example of Bernoulli’s Principle, the same principle that allows heavier-than-air objects, like airplanes, to fly.
Bernoulli, an 18th century Swiss mathematician, discovered something quite unusual about moving air. He found that the faster air flows over the surface of something, the less the air pushes on that surface. That means that the air pressure on the object is lower than average.
The air from the straw, as you blow through it, produces the levitating ball phenomenon using Bernoulli’s Principle. The fast air moving that you are blowing around the sides of the ball is at a lower pressure than the surrounding, stationary air. If you look closely, you’ll see that the ball wobbles while it is levitating in midair. The ball is attempting to leave the area of low pressure, but the higher air pressure surrounding it forces it back into the low pressure area.
Running Track with SBR Jaguars
Mason is running summer track with the SBR Jaguars and is doing an awesome job! By looking at that focus and form, we know he will be leading the pack for many years to come. It is no coincidence that he was given the #1! Mason, you are certainly our #1! Keep up the incredible work and try to stay cool in this hot Louisiana summer heat!
Only Two Days Left!
You only have TWO DAYS left to get the exact supplies your teacher requested delivered right to school with the name brands you trust and respect from 1st Day School Supplies.
The very last day to purchase is June 30th. It will save you both time and money! Get yours today at https://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=43701
BRCVPA Girl Scout Pottery Day
BRCVPA's Brownie Troop 10665 and Daisy Troop 10536 met up for a pinch pot pottery-making session at Throw Me Something Pottery Studio. The Daisy Troop is bridging up to Brownies, and this was part of the process. All girls who attended earned their pottery badge and created monsters out of clay. They pre-glazed them, and we will pick them up after their time in the kiln. Thanks to Katie Goodlife and Throw Me Something for helping our girls earn their badge!
LEAP Score Release
The Louisiana Department of Education will begin releasing the 2018 LEAP 2025 results to school systems this week. By Saturday, June 30th, we will have the official 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade LEAP 2025 scores for ELA, math, and social studies. Individual student-level results will be printed and available for pick-up beginning Tuesday, July 3rd.
Please download and print a coy of the Parent Guide to the LEAP Student Reports.
Congratulations, BRCVPA Staff!
Congratulations, BRCVPA! During the June 21st EBR School Board Meeting, BRCVPA was recognized for being the top elementary school in the district, and second overall, for percentage of teachers who are Google Level 1 Certified. The Level 1 Google Certified Educator status indicates that an educator can successfully implement Google Apps for Education into their teaching and learning. This certification is for educators with an understanding of the key features of Google Apps as well as an understanding of how to meaningfully use technology in the classroom. We are so proud of all our staff who took the time to grow professionally in order to increase digital literacy and digital citizenship in the classroom.
Today was a very exciting day at BRCVPA! We got a new ice machine installed. This is going to be a great way to start the new year. The old machine was broken, only worked part of the time, and we had to keep the lid on with duct tape!
Boy are we we excited about this treat!
Claire-Elizabeth leaves a little bit of sparkle wherever she goes! This summer she looked absolutely beautiful as she danced her heart out on stage. We are so proud of you Claire-Elizabeth! We look forward to seeing you in August. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Happy Birthday, Ms. Switzer!
Only One Week Left!
Good afternoon, BRCVPA families! Just a reminder that June 30th is the last day to purchase school supplies. Click on the link below to purchase your supplies before the deadline. Every student who purchases a supply kit will receive a special prize the first week of school, and the grade-level with the most students will earn an ice cream party! All supply kits will be delivered to the school, and ready for your child when they arrive at Open House. Don't miss out!
Lincoln, Lola, Coraline, Abby, Camille, and Anna went to BREC's 2-week Independence Park Theatre Musical Camp, and participated in Madagascar Jr, the Musical! The show was hilarious, and our students had a great time in the performance!
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Habitats with Mrs. Hymel!
In keeping with our theme "Camp Suvivor", we focused on habitats! Habitats are necessary for survival whether it is humans or animals. Students learned about different animal habitats such as the rain-forest, deserts, and the artic.
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