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This week you will take the fourth grade math test that the state of Texas gives their students at the end of the year. The test will give you practice for your exam and will also let your teacher know about the areas in math she may need to review with you. The test is online and you can score it instantly. Click on the link below and enter your first name only.
Your STEM Day Challenge is to build a boat that will hold at least 25 pennies without sinking. Below are resources to help you with the research portion of the design process.
Question: Why do boats float?
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You’ve recorded your podcast and today it is time to generate a QR code for it, so that people at the art show can listen to it on their smart phones. Head to the website where the artcasts are stored. Copy and paste the URL from your webpage into a QR code generator , test the code with your iPads, and print the code. Pencil in your name on the printout, so Mrs. Mellman knows which one is yours. The code will be displayed on the artwork that is in the show.
Based on a project by Sylvia Tolisano we will be working on an art, ELA, and technology project over then next few weeks.
- After learning about Van Gogh’s chairs, from Mrs. Mellman in Art, you drew a chair that represented you and things important to you
- Next you will write a script with Mrs. Hanley describing your chairs and the choices you made
- We will type the script in Microsoft Word
- Then we will use Garageband to podcast the script
- Finally, we will create a QR code which will be posted on your picture at the Art Show for all to see and listen to
Today we will begin our iPad Explain Everything Project on landforms and waterways in the United States. Show what you have learned by creating a movie of two landforms and two waterways in the U.S. Include a definition and title and use screencasting techniques to enhance your audio presentation.
You have a battery, copper wire, and a light bulb. Can you make a complete circuit? Use Kid Pix to draw the parts of a light bulb and then arrange a wire (or two) and a battery to illustrate a complete circuit. Label the parts of the bulb, the components of the circuit, and the critical contact points.
Visit the site below for interactive activities about electricity.
To complement your Rocks and Minerals unit, we will explore how the inside of a volcano looks. Draw a cross section of a volcano in Kid Pix, then color and label each important feature.
Learn more about volcanoes by visiting the following website.
Today you will use Microsoft Word to write your persuasive writing assignment.
Our day has finally arrived for the Bugscope project! We will connect to the scanning electron microscope at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to examine the honey bee, an important plant pollinator. During our Bugscope session, we will control the microscope as we examine the insect at incredible magnifications. Have your questions ready because we will chat with the scientists during our session.
Today we will work in your classroom to learn how to handle, setup, and use laptops.
Today you will learn about Ellis Island, the place where over 12 million immigrants passed through in search of a better life. The Interactive Ellis Island Tour is rich in audio files and photographs. Use the document Ellis Island Tour to take notes while you read each web page carefully and click on the audio and photo links. Click on the picture of the Statue of Liberty to take you to the website. If you are done early watch the Brainpop movie on immigration and take the graded quiz.