Update 3/25

A new idea

Today we took a short amount of time to check out a news story about a new microscope. Check the link below to view.

Foldscope CAD

http://news.yahoo.com/video/super-cheap-paper-microscope-could-124950874.html

Today’s Tellegami

Today we are using Tellagami to record ourselves reporpting out what we did today. We hope you enjoy!

Oreo Moon Phases!

Moon Phases Explained (with Oreos)
by mhars.
Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Super Hero Planets!

Last week and this week, our students did a short research project learning about a specific planet and it’s place in our solar system. To help present their findings, each group created a superhero based on the characteristics of the planet they researched. Below you can see their work. Enjoy!

Super Hero Creator Links

Please use these links below to design your super heroes.

Hero Factory

Hero Machine

 

 

 

Size and Scale of the Universe

We have been busy learing about the Universe.  Needless to say, that is quite a large realm to begin to understand.  Although our fifth graders will not be responsible for learning every part of the universe, we did take a look at models of how big the universe might be and size comparisons between several different objects.  Below are a link and a video animation of two of the models we explored!

Click on the picture below to visit the Scale of the Universe!

Size and Scale

 

 

Black History Month Research

Click HERE to see a list of people to explore for Black History Month from Biography.com

Click HERE to go to Fact Monster for research