At Haw River Elementary last Monday, we did the parachute activity again with the students. This time we worked with 4th graders, which was a very different experience for me. The students had been excited all morning about getting to do this activity, and we thought it was our best science experience yet! As opposed to the 2nd and 3rd graders, these students were very vocal in expressing their opinions and ideas about the activity, discussing gravity and parachutes and how they work. I did feel a bit restricted by the amount of time we were able to devote to this activity. My students were more interested and involved in this science element than in any of the other subjects we worked with. I would have liked the science, math, and literacy activities to have been INTEGRATED so that they flowed more smoothly. I think this would make our time more beneficial for both us and the students.