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Mystery Science Mini Lesson - Can You Make Lava? (Fourth Grade)

Science is all around us. Let's get ready to learn something new today with Mystery Science! 1. Tap the and watch the video. Make sure to stop and think about the questions when asked. 2. πŸ—£ Talk to your family member about what you learned about lava. Where does it come from? What happens as the lava cools? Can you make lava? How? Why would we want to make lava? 3. πŸ“„ Fold a piece of paper in half, or draw a line down the middle of your paper in a journal. 4. ✏️ On one side, write down everything you learned about lava, including the questions above. On the other side, draw a diagram of a volcano πŸŒ‹ with lava in its different forms (molten and rock). 5. Tap the add button. 6. Tap the camera button to take a picture of your notes and diagram. 7. Tap the mic to record yourself explaining your thoughts and walk us through your diagram. What do you think of lava now after the video? Would you want to see lava? Why or why not? 8. Tap the check to save. Family Extensions: - Create a volcano at home with your family! Check out PBS Kids for a simple version of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgqebizvwNk - Look for other types of rocks on a walk with your family and discuss where those rocks may have come from. - Create a model of earth (including the magma at the center)

4th Grade, Science, Home Learning
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Students can enjoy powerful science activities while learning from home. Mystery Science mini-lessons are a way for students to explore science topics individually or with their families. Learning from home is a great time to encourage curiosity and build scientific thinking skills. You can find more lessons here: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning. NGSS 4-ESS1-1 Identify the evidence that supports particular points in an explanation