Monthly Archives: January 2018

Ways to Save Water in Our Homes, School and Community!

SAVE WATER!

Are you up for a challenge?  Let’s see if we can come up with 100 or more ways to save water in our homes, school and community.  Click on add new comment to add your idea.  In order to include as many students as possible, let’s add no more than 1 idea each per day.  Make sure you read the other comments before posting your own to avoid repeats.  Good luck room 210!

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Ways to Save Energy in Our Homes, School and Community!

SAVE ENERGY!

Are you up for a challenge?  Let’s see if we can come up with 100 or more ways to save energy in our homes, school and community.  Click on add new comment to add your idea.  In order to include as many students as possible, let’s add no more than 1 idea each per day.  Make sure you read the other comments before posting your own to avoid repeats.  Good luck room 210!

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Energy Conservation Vocabulary

 

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non-renewable resources, renewable resources, fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas), pollutants, expensive, reliable, environment, hydroelectricity, turbine, generator, water energy, solar energy, biomass energy, wind energy, tidal energy, nuclear energy, potential energy, kinetic energy, thermal/heat energy, chemical energy, sound energy, radiant/light energy, electric energy, mechanical energy

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Mystery Story

We will be creating our own mysteries.  The mysteries will include all of the parts of a narrative and the characteristics of a mystery.

In addition to the characteristics of a mystery listed above, we have found some more below.
  • victim
  • crime scene
  • investigation
  • evidence
  • witnesses
  • alibi
  • motive, means, opportunity
  • thief
  • accomplice
  • confession
(You don’t need to have all of them in your story.)

Mystery Story Book Cover

Features

– title

– author, illustrator

– pictures (exciting, related to story)

Style

– different fonts

Parts

– front, back, inside

Other

– # in a series

– award

– hook or subtitle

– publisher (eg. Scholastic)

– recommendation, dedication

– comment “Best seller”

– incentive item

– summary

– UPC or bar code

– reading level

– price

– about the author

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Data Management

Here are some data management websites to explore.

http://math5.nelson.com/studentcentre/studtryout.html

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5/create-line-graphs

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5/line-graphs

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createAgraph/default.aspx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/data/frequency_diagrams/play.shtml

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Here are some websites to help us understand physical and chemical changes.

http://vital.cs.ohiou.edu/steamwebsite/downloads/ChangeLab.swf

http://acswebcontent.acs.org/scienceforkids/index.html#Reactions

http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/physical-chemical-change.html

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Reversible and Irreversible Changes – New Crystal of St. Helena Activity

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Characteristics of Materials – New Androvax Activity

Click on the link below to play this activity.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/materials/material_properties/play.shtml

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Characteristics of Materials

Try these activities on other characteristics of materials.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/characteristics_materials.shtml

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Solids, Liquids and Gases – new M.I. High Activity

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