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November 11, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Mad Scientist Day

In honor of Halloween, our class participated in a fun filled day of science experiments called Mad Scientist Day! Here is a list of our experiments:

  1. Soda Geysers
  2. Ivory Souffle
  3. Incredible Shrinking Bag
  4. Leak Proof Bag
  5. Oozing Pumpkin
  6. Elephants Toothpaste
  7. Milk Coloring
  8. Dry Ice Magic Bubbles
  9. Bouncing Bubbles

For each of these experiments, we answered the following questions in our Science Journal.

  1.  What I think will happen
  2. What I used
  3. What I did
  4. What really happened
  5. What I found out.

Watch our short video to see us in action and find out what we found out!

Mad Scientist Day from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

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November 11, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Mystery Class Skype

Last Thursday, we had our first Mystery Class Skype! What made this even more exciting was they are  participating in the Global Read Aloud and reading the same book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, we are reading! After our mystery locations were discovered, we had the chance to share our favorite parts of the book and learn a little more about where they are from, which we guessed correctly as…

texas Imagine found at: http://guessthewordle.weebly.com/state-wordles.html

Because this was our first Mystery Skype, we had to do a lot of research about our own state so we would know how to answer the students’ questions. Some of the research we did included:

  • What states border us?
  • Which time zone are we located in?
  •  What is our state flower?
  • Do we border another country?
  • Do we have any professional sports teams?
  • Do we have any cities with more than 1,000,000 people?
  • What is our climate?

Then, we knew we were ready to go! Next, everyone was given a job. The jobs included inquirers and greeters (these kids were in front of the camera), logical reasoners, clue keepers, researchers, runner and problem solver, photographer and videographer. The inquirers asked the other class ‘yes or  no’ questions. Based on the responses, the others went to work with their maps and computers to try to figure out where they were located! This went back and forth until we were ready to make a guess. We are proud to say, we figured it out first!

Mystery Skype from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

Have you participated in a Mystery Skype before?

If yes, where was the location?

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November 10, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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O.R.E.O. Project

The O.R.E.O Project (Our Really Exciting Online Project) was a blast! In fact, we had such a great time, we visited some of our kindergarten friends in Mrs. Carney’s class, and helped them with their own O.R.E.O. Project! Each of us estimated the number of Oreo cookies we thought we could stack before it would tumble. We had two attempts. Then, we looked at the difference between the two attempts and our estimation. After the entire class had a chance to stack, we looked at the class mean, mode, and median. This is what we found:

  • Mean – 16 cookies
  • Mode – 17 cookies
  • Median – 17 cookies

You can view the results of the project here. These results are for 542 classes and 14,074 participants. The average 3rd grade stack was 19, three more cookies than our class average! Here is an  iMovie trailer showcasing our tumbles!

OREO Project from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

How many Oreos do you think you could stack? 

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November 10, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Guess The Wordle

Each week our teacher will post a new wordle, and we will play Guess The Wordle! We will engage in conversation with our classmates and use our problem solving skills to figure out the theme. When we think we have it figured out, we will leave a comment sharing our thinking.

Get ready for round 1 of Guess The Wordle!

wordle1

Imagine found at: http://guessthewordle.weebly.com/

Use the clues in the wordle to guess the theme.

What is the theme of this wordle? 

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November 9, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Global Cardboard Challenge

In October, our class participated in a Global Cardboard Challenge. During this annual challenge students from all around the world are invited to participate in building their own arcade game using recycled materials. This event is in honor of Caine’s Arcade! It is an amazing celebration of creativity, innovation and imagination. Over 125,304 people in 46 countries participated in this spectacular project. View the movie below to see our class in action on this stimulating day!

Global Cardboard Challenge from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

What would you create using cardboard? 

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November 6, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Pumpkin Seed Project 2014

written by Madison, Evelyn, Isaiah, Meah and Kevin

On October 30, 2014 we participated in the Pumpkin Seed Project! This project is all about math. First we estimated how many seeds we thought would be in our group’s pumpkin. Then, we looked inside it, and made another estimation. We also estimated the circumference of each pumpkin. It was finally time to start counting. We decided counting the seeds in groups of ten would make it easier to get a total number, and that is where the fun began! We drew circles on our table paper to create groups of ten. After all the seeds had been counted, we either counted by tens or multiplied. After we were done with the seeds, we measure the circumference of the pumpkin. We recorded all of our data, and then shared our results. There were 3,898 participants  and 107,974 seeds counted! We added up all the seeds from our 6 pumpkins and came out with a total of 2,154! It’s hard to believe we could actually plant that many pumpkin seeds from just 6 pumpkins! Here is a peek into our project.

Have you ever counted the seeds in a pumpkin?

Have you ever planted one of those seeds?

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