From symposia works

THE JAR

This is a collaborative poem written by Grade 5 and 6 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. – – – I am SAD inside but HAPPY outside. Please tell me ME. What am I? … I think I am an empty jar. The jar is full of cold air. The jar is full of cold SAD air. What’s in the jar? In the jar, there is air. In the jar,…

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 5 and 6 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. – – – I think hockey pucks are moving in the jar. I think there is moving stuff* in the jar! (*germs, ebola, chemicals) I think there is air in the jar. I think the jar has the WORLD CUP! I think creativity is in the jar. The taste of pizza is in…

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. – – – 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…