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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

Introduction to Rocks & Minerals!

Introduction to Rocks & Minerals!

Well, we’re rollin’ in 3J right now!  We just did an introduction to our first science unit: Rocks and Minerals.  After a class discussion of what we already knew and wanted to learn about rocks and minerals, students watched an introductory video on the subject.  Finally they showed what they know in their own online … Continue reading

Our 3J Instruments!

Our 3J Instruments!

The 3Js each had a challenge to create an instrument in which the can change the loudness and pitch.  After coming up with possible ideas and thinking about how the volume and frequency could be changed, students made their instruments.  Check out how some of them did!

Larger the Vibration, Louder the Sound!

Larger the Vibration, Louder the Sound!

The latest science unit the 3Js have started is on Hearing and Sound.  After reviewing that sound is vibration, we did demonstrations to show that smaller vibrations created softer sounds, while larger vibrations created louder sounds.  Check out our lesson today!

Towers in the Wind!

Towers in the Wind!

In our “Testing and Building” science unit, students were given a challenge to use what they’ve learned to design and build at tower that was at least 70cm in height.  It not only needed to be stable enough to stand on it’s own, but to stay standing while there was a wind blowing on it. … Continue reading