Photosynthesis

The video below shares some information on photosynthesis. Using the information from the video as well as the readings we have done in class, you will be required to post the BIG IDEAS about photosynthesis on the padlet provided below the video.

 

Make sure to answers these questions:

  • What is photosynthesis?
  • What does a plant need to make food?
  • What is the food they make and what do they give off that animals need?
  • Any new or interesting information that you didn’t already know include in your post.

 

Padlet for Photosynthesis

Plant Parts and the Affect of Sunlight Versus Darkness

What do you notice from each video? In the first two videos please observe all the different plant parts.

 

Before watching this video, please make a hypothesis about the differences you expect to see between the seeds germinating in the sun and the seeds germinating in the dark.

During the video, please use your chart to document your observations and prediction.

dark versus light grown seeds

Final Design Process Reflection

You did it! You have used all that you’ve learned about magnets and being a transportation engineer in order to create a successful maglev train. You planned, created and improved upon a design that would safely and efficiently transport people, or…rocks!

For your final reflection please answer the following questions:

 

Paragraph 1- Describe what your first track and vehicle design were.

 

Track: What magnets did you use? How many of each? How were they arranged?

 

Vehicle: (What magnets did you use? How many of each? HOw were they arranged?

 

Paragraph 2- Describe one problem your group faced and how you revised and improved your design to solve the problem

 

Paragraph 3- Describe your final design. Why did it work?

 

Track: (What magnets did you use? How many of each? How were they arranged?)

 

Vehicle: (What magnets did you use? How many of each? How were they arranged?

 

Paragraph 4 – Describe some of the thoughts and feelings you had when going through the design process.  Be specific about what caused you to have these thoughts and feelings.

 

Be sure to check over your work in your Google Drive BEFORE you post it to your blog. Look for:

  • Proper capitalization and punctuation
  • Spelling and grammar
  • That you answered each question in FULL sentences
  • Be sure to include a few photographs for any of the questions.

Maglev Blog Post #2

We have finished our second day of designing, planning and creating our Maglev Transportation System. Your group worked really hard to test out the design you developed to see if the train has safely and efficiently traveled along the track without any problems. In your Google Drive you will type up your Blog Post #2. This will be placed in your Science Folder in your Google Drive.

Here is the Blog Post Requirements:

 

Paragraph #1:

  • What did you do today that worked? Be specific!
    • Types of magnets
    • Placement of magnets

Paragraph #2:

  • What did you do today that failed?
  • What did you learn from your failure?
  • What changes did you make because of your failure?

Paragraph #3:

  • Talk about your goals for your next design session

 

Be sure to check over your work in your Google Drive BEFORE you post it to your blog. Look for:

  • Proper capitalization and punctuation
  • Spelling and grammar
  • That you answered each question in FULL sentences
  • Your writing reflects your work throughout day 2 of the Planning and Creating stages of the Engineering and Design Process
  • You have used the Engineering Design Process and Magnetism Vocabulary provided to you

Maglev Blog Post #1

 

We have finished our first day of designing, planning and creating our Maglev Transportation System. Your group worked really hard to test out the design you developed to see if the train has safely and efficiently traveled along the track without any problems. In your Google Drive you will type up your Blog Post #1. This will be placed in your Science Folder in your Google Drive.

Here is the Blog Post Requirements:

Paragraph #1:

  • What is a maglev train and how does it work?
  • What was your group’s idea for the track and train?

 

Paragraph #2:

  • What did you do today that worked?
  • What did you do today that failed?

 

Paragraph #3:

  • How was your experience working with your group? (What was challenging and what worked well?) No Names Included

 

Be sure to check over your work in your Google Drive BEFORE you post it to your blog. Look for:

  • Proper capitalization and punctuation
  • Spelling and grammar
  • That you answered each question in FULL sentences
  • Your writing reflects your work throughout day 1 of the Planning and Creating stages of the Engineering and Design Process
  • You have used the Engineering Design Process and Magnetism Vocabulary provided to you

What Makes Something Technology?

TECHNOLOGY: Something made by humans to make life easier or to solve a problem. 

We have been talking about what makes something technology. Is a tree technology? Does technology need to involve electricity or batteries?

On YOUR BLOG, please write a post that explains the object you looked at last week and include:

  • What makes something technology?
  • What makes YOUR object technology?
    • What problem did YOUR object solve?
    • How did it make life better?
    • What material or materials is your object made of?

Your post should also include the photograph of your object found in the “Technology Photos” folder that is found in your drive in “Shared with me”.

Poetry

The next few weeks we will be exploring poetry.  Take a look at the links below and read as many poems as you can this week.  In your writing notebook write down what you notice about the poems you read.  Do they have rhythm, alliteration, rhyming, onomatopoeia, personification, similes or metaphors? Are the poems narratives, lyrical, funny or free verse?

http://www.poetry4kids.com/poems

http://www.teksresourcesystem.net/

http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/poetry/narrative.html

 

After collecting your ideas please post the following on the padlet below:

  • What is the title of the poem?
  • What does the poet do?
  • Give an example from the poem to show the poetry device used
  • Put your initials and # on the post
  • Remember correct spelling and punctuation

Padlet on poetry noticings and examples