Weekly essential question intro.: How can science help you understand how things work?
Super Science: Panda Patrol - due Wednesday
English Language Arts
Personal Narrative: Writing a Lead - students will have time to work on this next week as we had P.E./Health today
Multiplying by tens, hundreds, and thousands - page 79 due today in class
Analysis of Car and Ramp Experiment
Review of Kinetic and Potential Energy
Group work time on Kinetic and Potential Energy Posters - due Friday 10/28
Today we launched the weekly theme focusing on how we can explain our world using science. The students discussed how we can use science to help us understand how we remain in our seats during a roller coaster ride. The small groups that met today discussed how science inspired George Ferris to build the Ferris wheel for the World's Fair in Chicago. The students will continue with this theme the rest of this week and finish next week.
Multiplying by tens, hundreds, and thousands
Analyzing equations and looking for patterns will become an essential skill as we move on in math to multiplication and division skills. The students realized that when multiplying by multiples of 10, you simply multiply using the basic fact and then add the number of zeros because of our base-ten system. The assignment notebook code for tonight is fro the students to explain the similarities between 5 x 60 = , 5 x 600 = , and 5 x 600 = . They should also be able to tell you the products, or answers, to each equation. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!