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Comparing Our Own Sound Waves!

Comparing Our Own Sound Waves!

Amplitude.  Frequency. The 3Js had many opportunities today to listen to and make sounds of different volumes and pitches.  They also got to record themselves using an online audio editor to compare their sound waves when using specific kinds of voices (loud, soft, high and low). Take a look!!! Advertisements

Stop Motion Animation Illustrated Personal Narratives

Stop Motion Animation Illustrated Personal Narratives

Our 3Js have been working on writing personal narrative stories; true stories that happened to us.  We decided to take our stories a step further by illustrating them using the Chrome app, Stop Motion Animator.  After each student independently went through the process of planning, organizing, editing and finalizing their narratives, they each did a … Continue reading

Growing Magnesium Sulfate Crystals!

Growing Magnesium Sulfate Crystals!

Yesterday the 3Js grew their own magnesium sulfate crystals! Because we’ve been learning about rocks and minerals in science, they dug deeper into learning about crystal formation and shapes. Each student closely followed directions to make their  own crystals, then documented their results today.  Take a look at the video of some of their crystals … Continue reading

Rocktober Gem & Mineral Show!

Rocktober Gem & Mineral Show!

Kids.  Love.  Rocks. And gems. And minerals. We had an AMAZING field trip to the Silver Cove Rocktober Gem & Mineral Show today!  Melissa from Silver Cover gave us a wonderful presentation where we learned some new facts and got to share some of our own learning from the science unit we’re studying right now. … Continue reading

Our Marble Project!!!

Our Marble Project!!!

We’re done!!!! Our entire project from start to finish included: researching marble mazes and runs planning our own marble game critiquing our peers for best ideas construction creating and incorporating a theme for our games writing a creative set of instructions screencasting a tutorial of how to play our games presenting our games to our … Continue reading

Our Marble Game Teaser Video!!!

Our Marble Game Teaser Video!!!

Our 3J’s have been working very hard on our first big project of the year: Marble Games!  Each student created their own Marble Maze or Marble Run game, beginning with a detailed plan and ending with a tutorial video, with a whole bunch of parts in between.  On Wednesday, our class with be sharing our … Continue reading

Comparing and Sorting Rocks and Minerals!

Comparing and Sorting Rocks and Minerals!

In science today, students analyzed our collection of rocks very closely using a magnifying glass. They made observations and we discussed ways they thought they could sort their rocks. As a class we came up with some common sorting categories, and each student created their own chart of sorted rocks.  Take a look!

3 Types of Rocks

3 Types of Rocks

As part of our Rocks and Minerals unit in Science, students have been learning about and exploring examples of the three different types of rocks.  After our mini-lessons, each student showed what they know by completing a chart illustrating 3-4 examples of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

Layers of the Earth!

Layers of the Earth!

In science as part of our Rocks and Minerals unit, students discovered that the Earth has layers.  After a mini-lesson learning about the various layers, students accessed other media to help reinforce this new knowledge.  They finally showed what they know by creating a labeled picture and a 3 dimensional plasticine model. Check out our … Continue reading