Thursday, March 12, 2015

Making Particleboard

Today's investigation had us making particleboard.  We used a special kind of glue, called resin, to start.  We each got some resin in a cup and took it to our table spots to knead it and get it to be a little more smooth.


Particleboard is a manmade wood, made by combining resin, wood shavings and saw dust…that is what all the particles are!



We added sawdust and wood shavings and shaped our particleboard into whatever shape we wanted.  We put it under our lockers to dry!

During Writer's Workshop, we did some community writing.  Our scientists were reporting what they did today.  We did a great job using some new vocabulary so that our readers now know the correct sequence of the steps for making particleboard!

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