Spheres Quiz - 5/8/20
Take a quiz on what you learned from the four spheres of the Earth. To play, open the link: joinmyquiz.com and enter this code: 016888
Watch the video below about earth's systems: hydrosphere and atmosphere.
Watch the video below to review Earth's geosphere and biosphere. Take a walk with an adult and list all parts of living and nonliving things that are a part of the geosphere and biosphere..
What is the most dangerous animal in the world? Watch this Mystery Science video to discover the answer.
Bridges - 5/4/20
Learn about types of bridges and build your own! Can you build a bridge that can support a heavy book?
Using your own Legos or any building materials at home, build a bridge that can support a book of yours at home. Create a blueprint first. Send me a picture of what you created.
The Math Curse - 5/1/20
Listen/read The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka. This is one of my favorite books! Then, look for math around you as you go about your day. Make a list of all the math you saw.
If you enjoyed the book, here is the sequel called The Science Verse:
There is also another sequel called Seen Art.
Watch this video about The Big Crunch Theory. Take notes as you read.
Imagine you’ve been asked to design a new universe in a laboratory. What will the new universe be like? Will there be gravity? How about solar systems? Write a description of what the universe would be like if you could design it yourself.
Did you see the strange clouds in the sky after the storms on Tuesday? They are called mammatus clouds and often can be seen before or after sever weather. This was the sky at my house:
How Old is the Earth? 4/30/20
For today's science activity, watch this Mystery Science video about the age of the Earth. Click on the bonus gift in the lesson to see some amazing inventions.
What items could you use around the house to make a recycling collector? How many parts of things already in your home recycling bin could you reuse to make it?
Visit a Fossil Park - 4/29/20
Visit Fossil Park at this web site. Write down some things that surprised you about their findings. If you could rewrite this time period, write a story with this starter: Many experts think an asteroid and its aftermath caused a mass extinction of animals…
Read this article about an animal with extraordinary eyes! . If you could have any of these eyesight abilities, which would you pick and why? Explain your reasoning. Write down some ideas about why it might be harder to see at night or in a dark room compared to in daylight or a brightly lit room.
Do Planets Make Sounds - 4/27/20
Do planets make sounds? Write down your hypothesis, then watch this video. Was your hypothesis correct?
Take a walk outside or sit quietly in your home. Write down a list of all of the sounds you hear, and what is making them. Make sure you list the things you did not expect to make sound. Write down the objects that surprised you.
Water Purification - 4/24/20
Today you will learn about water purification. How do you purify water? Make predictions of how each substance will taste before the results are said. Make a list of drinks that you have on a daily/weekly basis. What do you think they would taste like without the added colors and flavors?
Simple Machines - 4/23/20
After watching this music video can you make your own chain reaction with simple machines? Using materials like game pieces and a marble or small round object, create your own chain reaction obstacle course. Were you successful? Send Mrs. Lira pictures or video of what you created.
Go on a virtual field trip to a receding glacier. Understand how climate change is affecting our Earth. Write down what you know about climate change. List as many ways as you can that we can help reduce the impact of climate change on our Earth. Email Mrs. Lira your ideas.
Mars Virtual Field Trip - 4/21/20
,For today's science activity, take a virtual field trip to Mars and learn about the Mars lander Curiosity. Then write down your favorite part of the field trip. If you could only share one thing from this field trip with your friends, what would you say? Choose a planet that you would like to visit, if you could, and write a letter convincing the reader why they should go.
Symbiosis - 4/20/20
Watch the symbiosis video on this page at Scholastic Study Jams. Take notes as you watch the video. When you finish, look at the ecosystem outside your window. Write down something that relies on something else in this ecosystem. Why is this relationship important?
Brains On! Podcasts
Check out these free podcasts from Brains On! There are podcasts on all sorts of topics.
Time for Kids
You can access the digital library of Time for Kids Grade 5-6 here:
Population Growth - 4/16/20
For today's science activity from the Learning Menu, watch this video about population growth and then take the quiz on the same page.
Think of a threatened species in our ecosystem. In your reflection journal, list factors that could help make that species thrive in its environment.
Some of you have already discovered that I created contests for math, reading, language/vocabulary, science, and social studies in MobyMax. You earn points by answering questions correctly. Log in to your account (use Clever) to view the leaderboard.
Forces and Motion - 4/14/20
Here is today's science activity form the Learning Menu:
Read the article here:
Then, try to make your own crazy contraption using household materials. You can read more about Rube Goldberg machines heres:
Cake Chemist - 4/13/20
Here is today's science activity from the Learning Menu:
Read this page and watch the embedded videos:
Access BrainPop's huge selection videos and quizzes for all topics. Go here:
Constellations - 4/10/20
Here is today's science activity from the Learning Menu:
Watch Who created the constellations? from Mystery Science. Write a reflection in your journal about what you learned and any questions you have.
At night, go outside and observe which constellations you can locate. Draw and date what you see over the next few days.
Here you will find suggestions for learning at home. You are not required to do all of these activities, but I encourage you to do something that interests you in reading, writing, language arts, science, math, and social studies each day. I will post new ideas for all subject areas as I come across them. Please add to the comments as you complete activities. I will respond to comments each day.
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