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Adventures in Education

September 9, 2017
by Mrs. Moore

Gummy Bear Science

We started off science this year working on observation and inferences. We are also learning to think like scientists and take lot’s of notes in our science journals.

Torrin’s Science Journal

We started by listing all of the materials we would need: gummy bears, cups, stirrers, water, vinegar, salt, and baking soda. Then, we predicted what would happen to each gummy bear in the solution. Finally it was time! We mixed each ingredient with the water and added the gummy bears. We observed, not much happening yet. We made inferences on what we thought would happen to the gummy bears, then, all we could do was wait until tomorrow to make new observations.

Our first observations

The next day, we observed again and this is what we found. The salt water dehydrated the gummy bears, so the gummy bears dissolved. The vinegar also dissolved them. The baking soda actually caused the gummy bears to grow! Final step? Make inferences about these results.

We were amazed with the results!

Making inferences

Discussing our findings

I liked this science project because it was fun, and we can learn new stuff. Now we know what it does.


Did our results surprise you? 


May 5, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Some of what we learned from our reading this week.

  • Earthquakes happen everyday somewhere in the world.
  • Earthquakes are caused when tectonic plates move.
  • Some earthquakes can destroy houses, bridges, and buildings.
  • Most earthquakes last less than 30 seconds.

Here are some thoughts after our earthquake activity.

I learned to secure the walls and floors. If you don’t then it might fall. Mine did not fall, I was a survivor. I saw some disasters and ones that weren’t disasters. I saw some with no structure and some with structure.


Today we did a project using only marshmallows and toothpicks. During this project I’ve learned roofs collapse easy, and you will need wall and floor foundations.  I’ve observed that square figures work best for the structure’s foundation.


I wonder if my structure would have stayed up if I used support beams?


Have you ever felt an earthquake?!

April 26, 2017
by Mrs. Moore

Our Newly Planted School Garden

Plant Time

Today we learned how to plant a seed the proper way. Destiny and I are partners. I planted three types of seeds, radishes, marigolds, and sunflower seeds. Destiny and I  had lots of fun. I got really messy with the soil, but at the same time it was really fun. That was my first time planting a seed. I never knew it was going to be this messy. I will tell you the proper way to plant a seed.

  1. Get the seed you want to plant.
  2. Dig a spot you want to put the seed in, but don’t dig it too deep because it will take longer for your plant to grow.
  3. Bury the seed in the soil.
  4. Then you get a little bit of water.
  5. Then you pour it on the seed.
  6. Eat it and enjoy. If it’s a flower, don’t eat it, just put it in your hair and you will look pretty.

By Noemi Salas

Our Plant Adventure

You have to water the plants almost everyday, and when you water your plants, you have to be kind. You can grow food, flowers all kind of stuff. But, you need soil to plant your plants. You have to make sure not to get the leaves wet when you water,  or they will die because of the sun will burn them. You can also plant radishes and other plants. When you plant your plants you have to make sure it has good soil and good plant food. Plants can in shapes and sizes. Yours can big or small, but it  is a plant and plants are plants.  I love plants because they keep me alive, and I love love love plants they are special.

By Sophiah and Kayla

Plant Time!

Today we planted plants. It was messy, but worth it, and it’s fun. Emi and I planted radishes, sunflowers, and marigolds. Emi and I had lot’s of fun. Like I said, it was pretty fun and worth it. I am also going to tell you the steps for planting a plant.

  1. You find a see you want to plant.
  2. You dig a hole according to your plant instructions.
  3. Put the seed in the hole.
  4. Bury it.
  5. Wet it a little.
  6. Finally, let it grow.

By Destiny

We went outside and planted  plants. We planted  radishes, sunflower seeds,  lettuce and two different kind of beans and we planted our own classroom plants . We had lots of fun, so you should  go do it and check it out.

By Lilly and Anahi

Today we planted plants like radishes, basil, and sunflower seeds. It is easy to plant. All you have to do is dig a hole. On the back of the seed packet it will tell you how big the hole has to be, then you put the seeds in the hole. When you plant something, you have to water it, but if you water the leaves, they will burn.

By Alyssa and Alley

We got to plant radishes and sunflowers and melons. It was exciting what we planted. They need soil, they also need water and sunlight. When they get planted, they need water right away.

By Wade

If you would like to see a few pictures of our freshly planted garden, watch the Animoto video below!

March 25, 2017
by Mrs. Moore

Our Penguins Arrived!

Well, not actual penguins, but our postcards arrived via snail mail all the way from Antartica! We didn’t get a chance to blog about it, but we actually talked with scientist at the south pole through Skype! It was amazing! They answered our questions about the weather, how long they could stay outside, and how they can sleep when it’s light during the night.  We also learned there are no penguins at the south pole.

Our Skype with the scientists.

As a fun activity to accompany our Skype, we colored penguins on postcards. Then, Mrs. Moore mailed them in a big envelope to Antartica. They mailed them back to us individually, and now we all have a piece of mail stamped from Antartica! If you’d like to view our artwork, take a look at the Animoto video.

We wrote penguin facts, but they are on our bulletin board. What facts can you share with us? 

March 22, 2017
by Mrs. Moore

Cactus Adventures with Longwood Gardens

Today we had a video conference with  Longwood Gardens  in Pennsylvania. We learned about cactus and different parts of a plant. We also did activities. We got to draw your own desert plant and some of my classmates drew violent cactus, but my cactus was regular. Some plants hang from the ceiling, and you can see the roots you would walk under the roots. Some cactus you can eat. My cactus was a Agave cactus. My classmates and I had a lot of fun doing the video conference, and this was our 3rd time attempting to do the video conference. We saw close ups of different pictures of cactus.

By Destin

Today we had a video conference. During our video conference we talked about plants and adaptations. We learned about where she lives and where we live. Then, we went outside to see what cactus we have. We learned about Longwood garden and there was a garden called Silver Garden and we learned about why it was called Silver Garden.

By Shyanne and Sophiah


We learned about plants and we had a video conference with Longwood Gardens. We learned parts of a plant, we also learned about different kinds of cactus. We got to draw a plant and write about our plant and say what the adaptations of that plant.

After, we did the video conference, we went outside and looked for other different kinds of plants we saw some cactuses, and plants with a red thing on it. We also learned about the Agave plant it would grow really tall from the middle when it blooms.   That’s what we learned with Longwood Gardens about plants!

By Leslie

Today we had a video conference and  we learned about plants. We also learned about a lot of cactus. We learned about the silver cactus. It was really fun and  the lady was really nice. We did some activities and we also learned that they have a garden called the Silver Garden. It had a lot of cactus.  The place was called Longwood Garden. They have a lot of cactus and  they also have a venus fly trap. That was her favorite plant. They also have plants that hang from the ceiling. It was so cool, the flowers  were so pretty, and if you saw it you would be amazed.  I recommend going to Longwood garden. I hope you enjoyed reading my story about Longwood garden.

By Alyssa

We went to the makerspace to do a video conference presented by Longwood Garden. First we talked about parts of a plant. Then, we talked about what a plant needs to survive. Next, we matched the adaptation to the purpose. Finally we got to make are own desert plant and write its adaptations, and we also got to see what the silver garden looks like. If you want to go there, it is in Pennsylvania.

By Connor, Peyton, and Torrin

Today we learned from a video conference. What we did was learn about what’s  in the Longwood garden.  There was one plant that looks like the plant I’m growing at my house. The plant I really liked was the Old Man Cactus. The Old Man Cactus is like a cactus that is shaped like a sphere and like there is a spikes on it and something that looks like crazy hair. This is what I learned during the conference.

By Emi

Take a look at a few pictures from our morning!

Do you know why the Venus Flytrap eats flies? 

Do you know why cactus have spines? 

March 8, 2017
by Mrs. Moore

Our Journey to the Underwater Caves in The Bahamas!

This time, we did go on an actual field trip! We piled in the big black school buses (yep, we took the special high school buses!) and headed to the Mesa Arts Center.

Inside the Mesa Arts Center waiting for the show to start!

Our speaker, Kenny Broad, is an environmental anthropologist. He showed us underwater footage from inside caves. Some of us thought it looked like a great adventure, but some of us thought it looked really scary! After we got back, we used Google Slides to write our field trip reflections. Sometimes we get too tricky with the color of the font, so you may have a little difficulty reading some of them. It’s something we are working on mastering.

Logan’s slideshow 

Peyton and Torrin’s slideshow

Christina and Lilly excited for the presentation to begin!

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