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.

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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 Sword?
I think there is a cloud in the jar.
I think I willput Minecraft, Jeb, Notch, Dinnerbone, and Herobrine in the jar.

WHAT’S IN THE JAR. There’s atoms in the jar – from Hydrogen to Uranium.
There are many things inside the jar.
There are atoms inside the jar because there’s atoms everywhere, EVEN in my mouth.

In the jar is a beautiful unicorn that sprays rainbows from its majestic horn.
There is a very mini goat in the jar.
There might be a fluffy bunny!

SOMETHING is IN that jar. What could it be?
A little brown bat.
AND it could be your life.

In this big big jar, there are three smaller jars.
There is a person in the jar.
This jar has all the books I have EVER read while Mr. Wilton was TALKING.
There is a cookie in the jar.
A tasty chocolate chip cookie.
Brown and black, sweet and crunchy with chocolate CHIP flavours.

What is in the jar? Oxygen, there might be.
But I want cookies to be inside the jar.
Nobody knows, but I think the jar has: AIR and OXYGEN!!!
I hope there is air in the jar, so that we can live. I hope there are books in the jar, so we can learn many things.

My imagination is in this jar and nothing else is in there and that is true.