Kathryn Cimarelli from Vallecito used this video.as her into to her erosion project.
WATCH: Pacifica Coastal Erosion Caught on Drone Video
White Hill 7th graders learn about how structure and function are related while building a "circulatory system." Thanks Kaki!
Here is a great website shared by Natalie Corsini with great picture archives for animal adaptations.
Thank you Carolyn Robello for this great video about the life cycle of the frog that she used in her plant and animal adaptation/ecosystem unit: " We studied the Life Cycle of a coyote, a redwood tree, and I showed this video as an example of a frog's life cycle. We also have trout in the classroom so we can see first hand a life cycle to a certain point."
5th graders at Dixie work with different materials to discover what makes things more buoyant and will make the best material for a boat. They design a boat that will hold the most coins.
Day one they watched a brain pop video on buoyancy and spend time testing materials: foil, plaseic spoons, clay, craft sticks, wax paper, Styrofoam cups, toothpicks, and straws.
Day two they design, build, and test their boats...
Miller Creek's 7th grade science teachers proposed a challenge to their students: Build a helmet that will protect someone's head from injury. They built small prototypes that would cover an egg and then tested them. Some of the rules: They had to be able to be take off the helmet (Does anyone wear a helmet to bed?), it could encompass the egg (No one has a floating head!), and withstand a face first fall from a specified distance. Here are some pictures of what happened. Thanks Sue Holland, Janice Woods and Erik Lunde!
2nd year of the helmet project.
Melody Murphy, 5th grade at Glenwood, used these resources on her Google Classroom for her students to explore water. They were told to be prepared to talk about something they learned or noticed.
They then read from 'Canals and Dams' talking about the impact of humans on water (needing it for crops, etc) and what they used to tame water or get it where they need it. All this leading up to the dam project.
Thanks Ed Malaret from Mary E. Silveira for these great resources. I got to see his kids in action using some of these resources. They gave them the opportunity to try new things and explore the concepts of energy and energy transfer with objects they can find in their homes. Great way to help start an dinner time conversation.
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