From symposia works

THE INSIDES OF A JAR

This is a collaborative poem written by Grade 4 and 5 students on the contents of a “jar.” This jar was a prop that was used to discuss poetry and science, as well as segue into a DIY cloud chamber activity for detection of sub atomic particles. – – – A world where anything is possible. A mini kitty cat. A TINY transparent unicorn! A wizard under an invisibility cloak. NOTHING AT ALL (except for germs to put it in specific terms)! There are words about poetry, like rhyming words. There are poetic things. They are beautiful. There are good…

THE MYSTERY OF THE JAR

This is a collaborative poem written by Grade 4 and 5 students on the contents of a “jar.” This jar was a prop that was used to discuss poetry and science, as well as segue into a DIY cloud chamber activity for detection of sub atomic particles. – – – What is in the jar? Anything? Air is in the jar. What is in the jar? A million bucks! What is in the jar? A unicorn? I think oxygen is in the jar. I think Gummies are in the jar. The molecules of the jar. And the mind. There is…

WHAT IS IN THE JAR?

This is a collaborative poem written by Grade 4 and 5 students on the contents of a “jar.” This jar was a prop that was used to discuss poetry and science, as well as segue into a DIY cloud chamber activity for detection of sub atomic particles. – – – There is gravity in this jar. There is humanity in this jar. There is insanity in this jar. Could it be a very good dream about your favourite thing? Could it be a miniature goat riding a minecraft boat? There’s a book in the jar. Could it be Minecraft Diamond…

WHAT IS IN THE JAR?

This is a collaborative poem written by Grade 4 and 5 students on the contents of a “jar.” This jar was a prop that was used to discuss poetry and science, as well as segue into a DIY cloud chamber activity for detection of sub atomic particles. – – – Air, hot, and oxygen and nothing but dogs and cats and breathing. I think an explosive is in the jar. I think a pickle now is in the jar. Nothing but kittens, nothing but love. The space is in the jar. GRAVITY IS IN THE JAR. A tiny creature is…

DEATH IS NEARBY

This is a collaborative poem written by Grade 7 students on the contents of a “jar.” This jar was a prop that was used to discuss hypothesis formation, as well as segue into a DIY cloud chamber activity for detection of sub atomic particles. – – – I see a narcissist in the jar. In the jar, I see but air and grief. A smart car driven by a sasquatch. Dr. Phil is in the car. I see a small little world in the great big jar. There are lots of Davids doing the tango with a horse and goat in the…

NEW MICROBIAL CREATIONS

(Two pieces written on April 26th, 2010. Everyone in the class had a chance to explore the microbial world with microscopes.) – – – “TRY HARD” It was a rainy day at the marsh and a new difflugia microbe just formed. It looked like a piece of candy – the sound it made was a “crunch” and it smelled very bitter and dusty. Its goal was to build a big strong shell. The marsh it lived in was very muddy so it didn’t really have room to work on its shell. All of a sudden, it sees a rock floating…

COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY POEM

(Written on January 18th, 2010. Everyone in the class defined either “science” or “writing”. We then compiled them to define creativity.) – – – Creativity is exploring and discovering things unknown to man, the study of life and the literature of learning, discovering new and old things. It is putting your mind on a piece of paper. Creativity is mixing chemicals and trying experiments. It is poetry and books. Without it, the world would not be complete. It’s a way to express yourself in a poem or a song, to make explosions. Creativity is an idea that comes from your…

OUR DREAM AND OTHER PIECES OF MICROBIAL (VERY SMALL) FICTION

Part of our Science Creative Literary Symposia. – – – MY DREAM Hi, my name is Difflugia, and I live by the marshes. My dream is to become a world class swimmer in the microbe Summer Olympics. My older brother says I look like a tadpole because of my sleek body. I am superb at swimming, especially in races. One time, I won first place in the junior microbe swimming tournament! Although I have a bad temper, which makes me prone to smashing objects when I’m angry, people say I am generous because I help microbes that don’t have a…