Wednesday, September 21, 2011


After teaching students about the color wheel, I want to try this line-design project. Students can explore different color combinations in their design. Directions for the project can be found at the link below. Pretty cool huh?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Color Wheel

Primary Colors
The primary colors are the foundation of the color wheel. They cannot be created, no matter how many different color combinations you try. They are red, blue, and yellow. 
Secondary Colors
Secondary colors are those you get when mixing two of the primary colors. Red and yellow make orange. Yellow and blue make green. Blue and red make purple. 
Complimentary Colors
Complimentary colors are those opposite one another  on the color wheel. Red & Green, Purple & Yellow, and Blue & Orange are all complimentary color combinations that "compliment" one another. 
Warm Vs. Cool Colors
The basic warm colors are red, yellow, and orange. The basic cool colors are blue, purple and green. Neutral colors are black, brown, white, and grey. HERE you will find a video tutorial for a cool project to explore these color combinations.

Monday, September 19, 2011


When glue and Borax are mixed, a chemical change takes place. Blobber, a silly putty type substance, is formed. In class we will create Blobber using the recipe below:

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Physical & Chemical Changes

Changes are all around us. A chemical change produces something new. A physical change does not produce something new.

Use the following links to learn more:


Physical Vs. Chemical Games:
Super Soccer
Want to be a Billionaire? 

Quiz your knowledge

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for...


When making ice-cream in a baggie, a physical change takes place. No new substance is really formed. The ingredients are all still there! Use the link below to make your own ice-cream concoction. In class we used whole milk which turned out a little runny. Try Half & Hhalf and see if you observe any differences.

Ice-Cream in a Baggie
Video Tutorial