Ecosystems and Winter Word Search

Hello 3D!  I miss seeing everyone.  I will definitely be back by Monday. I’m sorry that I have been out sick for so long.  I found the following BrainPop videos that tie in nicely with our ecosystem unit of study.  Have fun learning!

Brainpop on Fossils

Brainpop on Ecosystems

BrainPop Extinction

When you finish the science videos, here are two winter word searches you can try.  Just click and drag on the word you find with your mouse. When you find all the words from the word bank on the right, the game will ask if you want to download the game, please say no. Click out of the tab and come back to my blog to try the other word search. Good luck searching!

Winter word search

Winter Wonderland word search

Fossils and Ecosystems

Good morning 3D! Take some time today to check out these videos about Ecosystems and Fossils. Our new science unit will talk a lot about these two scientific topics. Feel free to watch the videos (with your headphones on) and of course, read the books. Remember if you want the text read aloud, click the button on the top that says, “Read to Me.” The books are long, so you may have to visit this page again during CCT or at home. Enjoy learning new things by reading the non-fiction texts below.



Meerkats and Survival

During our science unit on Ecosystems, we have been studying: How do organisms interact with each other and their environment to survive?

In today’s lesson we constructed an argument to explain how being a part of a group helps Meerkats to survive. Students provided a claim, evidence and a reasoning format.

We read the informational text below on Meerkats and watched the youtube video from National Geographic to learn more about this species.

As we gather and discuss information about animal behaviors and the effects of survival for each group, we realize some species can adapt, survive, or become extinct based on many factors.  From previous lessons, we learned about natural habitats and whether or not animals can survive in another habitat. The additional videos below have helped us bridge these concepts and understand how organisms can survive or possibly not survive, if the environment changes enough where organisms cannot adapt.


Meerkat Mob video

Fossil found in Northern Alaska

BrainPop VIdeo