Ms. Myers’ Class Harlem Shakes the AIMS

You might, or might not not know, but we have the AIMS next week. Sometimes, kids could get a little nervous and get “spaghetti arms” about having to take this test. We aren’t! We are getting fired up to take on this test! We know that we prepared and ready to rock this test! We are Ms. Myers’ class and we know we CAN DO IT! If you are also taking the test, check out our video and know that you will rock the test too!

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Myers’ Class

 

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Eight (Mysterious) Keys

In our class we are reading a book titled, Eight Keys. It is about a 12 year old girl named Elise. Her mom and dad are no longer alive and she lives with her Aunt Bessie and Uncle Hugh. Every year she gets to open a letter from her dad. In her last letter, her dad hinted that she had something to unlock. She found a key that unlocks a door in the upstairs of her barn. What was in it?! We were excited to find out…would you like to know? Comment on this post and we’ll fill you in as we learn more. 

Tropic of What?!

Mystery Class? Tropics around the globe? What are we talking about?

Have you ever heard of finding a Mystery Class? Well, we have been tracking 10 classes that are somewhere around the world by calculating their daylight hours. They are now giving us some additional clues and one is that a Tropic runs through their region. Have you ever heard of the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn? We used FactMonster to find out more about these regions. Do you know where they are located?

Science Investigation – What do These Mystery Files Have in Common?

Our class recently took on the role of science investigators! Since we’ve been studying the life cycles of various species, we decided to solve a mystery. Small groups were created and given investigation articles of life cycles like trees, elephants, penguins, plants, and others. Each group was tasked to work together to decide what happens to make each of these species an adult. The mystery came in when they were given another file to see if the clues in the life cycle of a moth matched those we had already investigated. Teams worked to scour the clues to see what they could discover. What did they find out? Ask each detective team to fill you in on what their solution was! Teams…fill in your audience on your discoveries. Inquiring minds want to know!

Learning About Lifecycles

Dear Readers,

        We are learning about different life cycles in our class.They are human,plant,and animal.Did you know that humans that are in their moms stomach start out as an egg in your moms stomach?The birds do not have their babies in their stomach they start as the egg is in the nest and after a some time, it hatches. I love learning this and you should do it to.The  different  stages of a plant life cycle are seed, seedling, flowering, and fruiting.Here is a picture of a plant outside of our school.If I use what I know, I think it is in a flowering stage. What kind of life cycles can you find near you? Comment if you can find one or if you like this blog post that I did!

 

Sincerely,

Hailey

Iditarod Race

From left to right: Anna Berington, Ken Anderson, and Mitch Seavey. Images courtesy of http://iditarod.com/

 

Did you know who won the Iditarod?It was Mitch Seavey in 1st place of the Iditarod.The mushers that we picked are Ken Anderson,and Anna Berington.It was a pretty close run with Ken, he took 12th place,and Anna took 43rd place.We know this because we tracked them and where they were in the race. We tracked them down by looking at technology.
If you did not know, the Iditarod is a dog race in cold places (Alaska), well it is.The race takes place from Anchorage to Nome, with pit stops in between them. There are 25 pit stops to Nome. Safety is the last pit stop in the whole race.It is the one before Nome!It takes hard work to go to the finish line! Sometimes you can lose a dog in the race.At every pit stop you get a dropbag for your self and for your dog in one big sack. The dogs at every pit stop have to try and keep going until they see the finish line up ahead.

Would you every think of running a race like this?

Sincerly,
Ms. Myers’ class

Habitat Reaserch

Dear Readers, my name is Alawna. In our class we are doing a habitat project. We have to choose a habitat and one animal that lives on the habitat. After all of that we wrote an essay about all of the facts we have. Next we draw on a big white peace of paper three, or more, animals that live on your habitat.Then we get another colored  piece of paper,any color that matches the habitat,and write and draw a three plants that live on your habitat. This paper helps our diorama to stand up. It is fun to do. What would you think it would be like if you did it?

The Iditarod


Dear Readers, my name is  Hailey.Our class is learning about the Iditarod. Have you ever heard about  the Iditarod? We are tracking these mushers, and there names are Ken Anderson,and Anna Berington. Anna Berington had 16 dogs to start, and now she has 15. Ken Anderson still has all 16 dogs. Why do you think Ken Anderson still has all 16? Well if you did know all about this Iditarod thing you should go check the mushers out. The mushers go to Anchorage and race to the end to Nome. Wow, the Iditarod is so cool.  You should go and check out the Iditaord at anytime you can. I know how many dogs each of the racers has, do you?

 

 

Sincerely

Hailey

 

Snowy Desert

Four Peaks is chilly, wet, and dark outside today! The mountain behind our school, Four Peaks Mountain, is covered with snow. Our temperature this afternoon is only 45 degrees Fahrenheit! Our temperature outside is normally much warmer. For instance, yesterday it was 75 degrees! That’s a big change. We are not used to it being this cold. We think it’s exciting to see the snow because we live in the desert and it doesn’t normally snow here.

 

How cold is it where you live? Have you ever seen snow?

Our “Fieldtrip” to the South Pole

 

Photo from the Icecube South Pole Neutrino Observatory
http://icecube.wisc.edu/gallery

Today, we participated in a webinar. Thanks to the Wisconsin Icecube Particle Astrophysics Center , we were able to talk to scientists in the South Pole! They are working on the Icecube project. The telescope they have takes pictures of particles that come from exploding stars!

We learned many interesting facts. One thing we learned is that it doesn’t snow much in the South Pole, because there is not that much water in the air, and because it’s too cold. The scientists told us that most of the snow there is blown in by the wind. There are no animals that live at the South Pole. We talked in class that this is probably because animals need air, food, water, and shelter to survive. They won’t find much growing right at the South Pole. They did tell us that animals live at the coastline. Some animals they showed were penguins and Orcas.

The scientists get their food by airplanes. We also learned about the Aurora in the sky. You can only see it in the winter because it’s dark all winter there. The feeding room, at their station, has lots of chairs so people can eat there. They eat food that comes from the plane. The scientist wear lots of layers of clothes. The temperature in the South Pole is 30 degrees below zero!

Do you think you would like to visit the South Pole? Have you ever considered becoming a scientist and maybe working on a project there? Where else would you like to go, and what would you like to study? What other information would you like to know about their project?

We are thankful they let us listen to their lesson and answered our questions!

 

To find out more about the Icecube project, visit their website here: Icecube

 

Your friends,

Cali, Hailey, and Stephanie

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