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Recipe for learning: Slime, students and a well-planned lesson

Students Creating Slime

Bridges Elementary School teachers seek different ways to encourage reading, math and problem solving daily as they incorporate project-based learning in their classes. A few fifth-grade students recently discovered how fractions play a role in recipes while making slime.

“We have been working on reading comprehension skills through recipes, measuring and fractions for math through the recipe,” said teacher Christin Willson. Once all the ingredients were measured, the science piece came together as students saw how the elements combined.

“I thought it might be a fun new twist,” she said. “They not only worked had to attain the goal, but they also had a blast!