Adaptations and the Environment

Today we will watch a Generation Genius video about adaptations and the environment!

  1. “Watch the video, Adaptations and the Environment
  2. With a partner, read the packet called, “Read About Adaptations and the Environment.”
  3. Complete the “Genius Challenge”. These are the questions on the back of your reading packet.
  4. Watch the additional videos/Check out these websites
    1. Scholastic Adaptations
    2. Britannica Kids Article
    3. Cat Super Senses

Introduction to Multiplication

We are just about to dive into our exploration of multiplication. Multiplication can be thought of as repeated addition, drawn in arrays and groups, or looked at on a number line.

Check out these videos and practice activities from Khan Academy. There is a menu on the far left of the page that lists everything that you can do today. Please go one by one and scroll to the bottom until you are done watching all videos and completing all of the practices.

Khan Academy Multiplication Practice

Happy multiplying!

Magnets and Static Electricity

Did you know that magnets have a force of their own? Much like the pushing and pulling we have been talking about, magnets make things move. Watch the Generation Genius Video to start thinking about magnetism as a force.

  1. “Watch the video, Magnets & Static Electricity
  2. With a partner, read the packet called, “Read About Magnets & Static Electricity.”
  3. Complete the “Genius Challenge”. These are the questions on the back of your reading packet.
  4. Done with it all? Check out these additional websites and videos about force!
    1. DK Find Out Magnets
    2. Electromagnetism
    3. TrueFlix Magnets

Mysteries: Like or Dislike?

We have kicked off our reading unit on Mysteries. It is a special type of fiction, where the writer includes clues, suspects, crime solvers and a really big mystery that the reader needs to try to solve before the crime solver does.

Please respond to the following question:

Do you like reading mysteries? Why or why not?

Please type this in a Google Doc in your READING folder. Title it “Mysteries

This should be at least a paragraph, with a topic sentence (“I like reading mysteries.”)

And several supporting sentences to support your opinion. (“I like mysteries because…”)

Please check your work and make sure your Google Doc is just the way you want it before we post it to our blogs later today.

 

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

We have been having a great time these past few days talking about forces. Gravity, pushes, pulls, electromagnets, and friction. Today while I am out complete the following activities.

  1. “Watch the video Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
  2. With a partner, read the packet called, “Read About Forces.”
  3. Complete the “Genius Challenge”. These are the questions on the back of your reading packet.
  4. Done with it all? Check out these additional websites and videos about force!
    1. True Flix- Friction
    2. DK Find Out! Forces and Motion