Monthly Archives: January 2018

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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Solids, Liquids and Gases Review

Try both of these activities and see if you can answer the questions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/gases_liquids_solids/play/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/solid_liquids.shtml

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Changes in States of Matter

Try the activity below and post the answers to the questions.  When you are finished, click on the link and try the quiz at the bottom of the page.


OR try the Deadly 60’s Activity.  Click on the website below.

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

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