We are so excited about our innovation unit this year in GRC! This week we are kicking it all off with a visit by “The Science Lady.” She taught us all about Alabama inventors. Did you know that we can thank fellow Alabamians for windshield wipers, the super soaker, the ooga horn, airbags, hydrocopters, Wikipedia, rockets, the static electrical generator and medical advancements for glaucoma and rheumatoid arthritis? The students had so much fun learning about inventors and inventions!
Congratulations to Jackson Crosswhite who placed in the top ten in the state!
Visit https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaEconomics to “like” his poster to help him win a chance at the Grand Prize!
We have been learning to diversify portfolios with stocks from various industries, bonds and mutual funds. Now we get a chance to showcase what we’ve learned in a national essay contest!
Click on the link below to read the prompt for the essay contest. Use your graphic organizer research notes.
After completing the Hurricane Webquest, answer the following questions in a comment below:
1. How is a hurricane structured?
2. Which severe weather structure is a hurricane most like? Explain your reasoning.
Answer the following two questions.
1. How do parts of a thunderstorm interrelate?
2. Explain how a thunderstorm is an example of a structure.
Complete the Blizzard Webquest found in the blogroll. Answer the following questions as a response/comment below.
1. Do you think a blizzard is an example of a structure? Explain why or why not.
2. How are tornadoes and blizzards the same? How are they different?
Complete the Tornado Webquest found in the blogroll.
Choose one of the following essential questions to answer regarding the structure of tornadoes. Type your answer in the comments section below.
*How do parts of a tornado structure
*In what ways may smaller
structures be combined to form larger structures in a tornado?
1. Take the interstate quiz found in the Blogroll. Your goal is to score at least 28/30.
2. Explain how the interstate system is a structure in your response below.
Forest Oaks 3rd graders have been working on a Communications Unit. Below are some pictures of students completing an activity where their communication was limited. They quickly learned successful communication requires listening for understanding, asking clarifying questions, giving clear directions, using body language, etc.