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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!


The Structure of Tornadoes

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.

Essential Questions:
*How do parts of a tornado structure
interrelate?

*In what ways may smaller
structures be combined to form larger structures in a tornado?

Communication

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.
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