Archive for the 'Science' Category

Water Cycle and States of Matter

I always love talking about this, firstly because it is interesting, but most of all because of the various interpretations of what the words truly are. For example, precipitation often turns into participation. My personal favourites are when the word condensation turns into constellation or even better, constipation. Always so hilarious! Challenge: What are some examples […]

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Rehearsal for Reader’s Theatre

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Information Websites on Insects and Non-Insects

We are starting to do some research on small crawling and flying animals. We started reading through books in our class to find information, but will also practice researching online as well! Below are some websites that I found that have some information on the different topics. You are welcome to do some research at home […]

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Types of Boats

We have started learning about boats and buoyancy and had a great time exploring through the inquiry centres last week with Ms. Boyd’s class. Today we talked about digital citizenship and responsibility when using the internet as we are going to begin learning how to research topics online. These are 4 areas that parents should […]

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Float Your Boat!!

Yesterday we explored floating, buoyancy, density, loads, shapes, floaters, and sinkers in centres with Ms. Boyd’s class! Shout out to Mrs. Seabrook for staying late to help us out! We learned lots and had so much fun learning. Today, we took what we learned and entered the challenge to see who could make the best boat that […]

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Magnet Car Material Suggestions

For those of you who aren’t sure what materials the kids should use…. They can come up with a plan at home with parents (if they want), but we will be doing a good copy of the plan and listing all the materials they will need at school. They will just need to collect the […]

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Magnet Car materials

Yesterday, I introduced our magnet car project under the question “how could we use magnets for transportation if we ran out of oil and gas?” The students will be designing and building a magnet vehicle using materials they have brought from home. They will be doing all the work at school, but the students can […]

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Natural Resources

We had an amazing talk today about natural resources. We learned that natural means to come from nature, and resource means something that we use. Some kids (and even me when I was a kid!) thought that natural resources are boring. But today, we learned that it’s actually a very important thing to talk about! […]

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Some more magnet videos….

Compasses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqCiY7MAT2U Magnetic Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpmuttxolt8 Speakers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP2Nu4MZJRs MRI Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BBx8BwLhqg Auto Wrecking Lots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8RHMbfGAi4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBWy9gzGGd4 Cow Magnets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97XKLmJWac8 River Cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ6pNy80sE0 Recycling Depot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvJFFIzAwqI&ab_channel=Conveyortek What happens when a magnet is close to different technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yEu2R1gYSs  

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A few videos…

Today we watched some videos about how people have used magnets in the real world. We still have more videos to look at, but here are a few we watched today! Copper Train & Battery – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9b0J29OzAU MagLev Trains – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaElPV0FWJ0 EMALS on Aircraft Carriers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIp_8TkR_CY * Here is more information about EMALS if you want to […]

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