Mrs. Moore's Class

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November 9, 2019
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Denali National Park and Preserve: The Science of Sled Dogs

By Serenity, Bri, and Nicholas

Today we did a virtual field trip Skype with Ranger Laura. She was in Alaska. We were learning about adaptations of sled dogs in Denali. A few things we learned about Denali National Park and Preserve is that it is very big! It is 6 million acres, which is the size of Connecticut! It is also very windy and cold. Speaking of cold, the lowest temperature recored there was minus 54 degrees! We mostly learned about the 5 adaptations of sled dogs. The five are bushy tail to keep warm, guard hair that acts like a thin raincoat, panting to cool down, tough toes so they do not get cuts on their paws, and counter current circulation.

The dogs that would run in the pack were the leader, swing dogs, team dogs, and the wheel dogs. The leader dog leads the pack. The swing dogs are team players that make wide turns. Team dogs are strong! Finally, wheel dogs are closest to the sled so they need to be the calmest.

This was really fun because we got to look  at the sled dogs. They were really cute! It was also good because we got to do activities along with learning. I am very interested in the sled dogs. I think you should research more about them.

By Bosten, Evan, and Christian

Today we learned about Denali and sled dogs during a Skype from Ranger Laura. Somethings we learned are that Denali is the tallest mountain in North America, and Denali National Park and Preserve is 6 million acres of Alaskan forest. Something else we learned is that Denali has one road, its coldest temperature was minus 54 degrees Fahrenheit, and when it snows the rangers have to use sled dogs. These dogs have two coats of fur, use panting to make themselves cooler, and have countercurrent circulation. Countercurrent circulation is a way for a dog to keep their blood warm. Each of these dogs need a different personality and characteristics for different places on the sled team. These dogs have adapted to Alaskan snow.

By Carly, Allie, and Cali

Today we went on a fun virtual field trip with Ranger Laura about adaptations of sled dogs in Denali, Alaska. We learned so much fun stuff and interesting facts about adaptations of sled dogs. We had fun activities that came along with the Skype. We also learned about Denali National Park and Preserve and the mountains.

Some other things we learned were sled dogs weigh 50 to 90 pounds. They also have two types of fur that act as warmth and a protector from water. Did you know sled dogs use their big bushy tail to keep them warm? How they do this is curl up and put their big bushy tail over their noses! Another adaptation that sled dogs have are their thick paws that help keep them from getting cuts and rocks embedded in them. These sled dogs run about 7 mph, but race dogs run much faster.

In Denali, there is the tallest mountain in North America! Did you know Denali National Park and Preserve is 6 million acres? If you didn’t know already, Denali is in Alaska. I hope you learned a lot about Denali and their sled dogs! Next time you visit Alaska, make sure to go check out the sled dogs.

Here are a few pictures from our Skype!

Have you been to Alaska? 

What did you learn about sled dogs? 

October 10, 2019
by ambermoore74
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The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

Welcome back to our class blog! Recently we went on a Virtual Field Trip (Skype) with a very nice man name Mr. Frantz. He works at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The museum has a lot of spacecrafts. The first space shuttle got into the air by riding on a normal airplane. Unfortunately, it did not reach space. We learned a lot more fun facts like the first animal launched into space was a dog. If you sent a balloon into space, it would expand or get bigger. One of the most interesting facts is that the museum is on a ship that is bigger than the Titanic, and you can actually see how they retrieved space capsules from the ocean. Mr. Frantz told us facts about the planets. For example, the distance between the earth and the moon is the same as if you lined up all the planets in between, and if you enter a black hole, you can’t escape. Some of the most funniest facts are that astronauts have to wear diapers, and sandwiches are banned in space.

By Tessa, Alissa, Evan, Ty, and Cruz

In science class we did a fun Skype with The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. We learned so many fun and interesting facts about the museum. Did you know that the Soviet Union was the first to send a dog into space? It is called The Air Museum because it holds a lot of airplanes from the past, sea because it is a big ship on the sea, and space because they know and talk a lot about space. The next time you go to New York, we highly recommend going to The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum.

By Addison, Carly, Ethan, and Connor

In science class we learned all about what things were used to get to space. I enjoyed learning and listening. I personally love all things space. A couple things we learned was that Russia sent the first satellite, dog, and first woman to space. We also learned that the Russians were against the Americans, and it was called the Cold War. The two countries were in a race to see who could make it to space first. Another thing I learned was astronauts had to eat dehydrated foods. I enjoyed doing this topic. This was fun and a good experience. I think Mrs. Moore is one of the best science teachers ever!

By Joesph

What virtual field trips have you experienced? 

Do you know why sandwiches were banned from being consumed in space? 

September 26, 2019
by ambermoore74
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All About Us 2019-2020!

Student Blogging Challenge Week 1:Task 2 

Welcome to our classroom blog! We are 5th graders in Arizona. We like to stay on task with partners, in groups, and independently. We love to do fun activities together, and just have fun! Most importantly, being kind. We love to be kind in our classroom! Science and math are our favorite subjects to learn in this classroom. If you would like some updates for what’s happening in this very classroom, please follow us on Instagram @mooreclass. Here are some more things we enjoy very much!

By Addison and Carly

Welcome to our 5th grade class 2019-2020! We live in Arizona in the United States of America. We love to learn. Our favorite subjects are math and science, and our teacher is Mrs. Moore. We like to learn in pairs, and groups of 3, 4, or 5. We do seat work solo, group time with Mrs. Moore, and our own time at computers. We do fun STEAM activities, and Skype with people all over the world. You can also contact us on Instagram @mooreclass.

Welcome to the class blog! First of all, Mrs. Moore is the best! Our all time favorite subjects are math and science. We participate in many group activities. We also do a lot of science activities. If you would like to contact us, you can use this blog, mooreclassmath.edublogs.org or our Instagram @mooreclass.

By Tessa, Ty, Evan, Cruz, and Alissa

Some of our favorites!

Books: Harry Potter, Forget Me Not, Who Was, Amulet, Dog Man, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Baby Moose, Dork Diaries, The Last of the Very Great Wangdoodles, Because of Winn Dixie, Science Facts, Lemonade war, Zoology, Sisters, Puppies, and Percy Jackson

Food: Pizza, bacon and baked beans, mangos, enchiladas, spaghetti, steak, hamburgers, tacos, chicken, zucchini, brownies, popcorn, Panda Express, Greek pasta, cookie dough, salad, macaroni and cheese, burritos, nachos, ice cream, fries, broccoli, pasta, sushi, raspberries, potato soupand spicy chicken wings

Apps: YouTube, Tik Tok, Hulu, Netflix, Fortnite, Jetpack, Instagram, Face Time, Slimatory, Snapchat,  and Pandora

Vacation Places: San Diego, Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios, Bahamas, Canada, California, Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia, China, Japan, AZ Grand, Seattle, Hawaii, Colorado, Ireland, Europe,  Ohio, Philippines, Florida, Japan, Alaska, Six Flags, New Zealand, Mexico, England, Rome, and Wisconsin

Hobbies: Soccer, football, singing, softball, swimming, crafting, art, basketball, sleeping, volleyball, Minecraft, bike riding, acting, piano, dancing, being a food friend, sewing, drawing, gymnastics, tumbling, cheer, camping, and fishing

Games: Fortnite, Roblox, Minecraft, Cool Math, Poptropica, Dragon Quest Builders, Fun Race, VR, Reflex, Prodigy, Zearn, Pie in the Face, Headbanz, board games, Battlefield, Uno, and Redbird

Movies: Harry Potter, Hercules, The Meg, Jaws, Jumonji, Jurassic World, Lord of the Rings, Avengers, Star Wars, Hop, Mamma Mia, Wonder, Mean Girls, Titanic, Spiderman, Sponge Bob, How to Train Your Dragon, Little Rascals, Disney, Bee Movie, and Spiderman

Shows: Stranger Things, Office, Fuller House and Agents of Shield

Subjects: Math, science, reading, writing, social studies, and PE

What are some of your favorites?

May 22, 2019
by ambermoore74
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Top 15 Highlights of 2018-2019!

We can hardly believe our 5th grade year is coming to an end! After today, we will be on our way to 6th grade! We shared our favorites with Mrs. Moore, and these are the top 15 highlights of our 2018-2019 year.

  1. Improving Our World Solar Summit: We were prepping for this event before we even knew it was coming! You can see all about it in our Investing Different Energy Sources post. Our favorite part was designing and constructing solar lanterns.
  2. Field Trips: We had two field trips this year, Biz Town and Williams Field Airport. They were both great, but we loved Biz Town!
  3. Escape Rooms: We needed perseverance, teamwork, and critical thinking skills to conquer a variety of rooms using our math, science, ELA, and even growth mindset skills!
  4. Tiny Houses: It started with a blueprint, then using our visual spatial awareness, area and perimeter, we built and furnished our own tiny house.
  5. VR Headsets: The Virtual Reality headsets were a blast! We went underwater in the ocean, viewed the human body, saw the start of the Iditarod, and even ventured into the cockpit of the Concorde!
  6. 2019 Ocean Challenge: We raised $94 for Students Rebuild! This money will go towards ocean conservatory groups to help the oceans. You can see our individual art pieces here. Just scroll to the bottom of the page to view the gallery of our submitted art pieces!
  7. Morning Meeting: Our favorite way to start the day! We share something we did well yesterday and something we’ll do better today, and a statement about how we are feeling. We think every class should start their day this way.
  8. Gummy Bear Experiment: This was at the beginning of the year, but we still remember dropping those gummy bears into an assortment of liquids to observe the reactions.
  9. School Garden: We planted everything from radishes, cantaloupes, beans, and cucumbers to Tulips! Our Tulip Test Garden was a huge success!
  10. Skypes:  Skypes are fantastic way to learn from experts outside the classroom and from other students around the world. We have a love of Mystery Skypes and a deeper understanding of the United States geography thanks to Ms. Brokaw. She also introduced us to Geo Shows. In science, Skyped with Miranda, a skin scientist, and a Park Ranger from Denali National Park and Preserve.
  11. Mystery Class: Ten mystery classes around the world, and we were challenged to figure out the locations using photoperiods and weekly clues found at Journey North.
  12. O.R.E.O Challenge: This is Our Really Exciting Online Project! The challenge, to stack the highest Oreo tower! We competed against each other, Mrs. Hamman’s class, and Mrs. Fraher’s class via Skype. Don’t worry parents, there was math involved.
  13. Lunar Bases: Could We Live on the Moon? In prep for this, we also created spacecrafts that would get us to the moon!
  14. Don’t Lose Your Marbles Challenge: The challenge, create a ramp to carry a marble into a small cup using only given materials. This was fun, and a little tougher than it looked.
  15. Gingerbread Houses: Right before Winter Break, we used our engineering skills to construct sturdy gingerbread houses!

Watch this video to see our top 15 highlights and more from our year!

If you are curious to see our almost daily pictures, take a look at our class Instagram (@mooreclass).

What was your favorite memory of 5th grade? 

May 21, 2019
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Ocean Challenge 2019

Did you know the ocean is in trouble? Mrs. Moore showed us this video and it really started to make us think, what can we do to help?!

We started by looking at this page to start our research. Next, it was time to share our new awareness with the world! Our projects included brochures, PSA, and Power Points. But we didn’t stop there! We created original 3D art to share with Students Rebuild. For each piece of art we donated, we raised $2! We raised a total of $94 to help save the ocean and the marine wildlife that inhabits it. You can view the gallery of art here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Here are a few of our projects:

Here is a Power Point titled “Ocean Challenge” created by Ellie and Rayann.

Here is one, Plastics Effect Our Ocean, created by Delaney.

Emma Z. and Kenana shared with us Save the Ocean.

Amaya and Reagan shared Problems with Our Ocean.

Sean shared Save Our Ocean!

Bryan and Isaiah also shared Save the Ocean.

Lila shared Saving Our Ocean.

The Ocean is Dirty by Mason and Sam.

Save Marine Life by Myles and Zach.

Save the Ocean! by Michael

Caden and Chelsea present “Save Our Ocean!”

Ella, Emma K., and Saira present “Attention!”

Brochures:

Great job class!

How will you commit to helping save our ocean?

April 28, 2019
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Improving Our World Summit: Solar Energy

Have you ever considered different sources of energy as a way to improve the world? During science we started looking into different energy resources. You can read our post all about what we learned here. We also completed this fun activity. It really showed us how amazing wind and solar are as a source of energy!

In our ELA class we read Amal Unbound and A Long Walk to Water. These books showed us there is a global issue connected to poverty and the environment where communities lack energy resources. This is where our research really got started!

We learned about how photovoltaic (PV) cells work, created a paper version, and even designed our own solar lanterns. We also learned about how solar ovens help provide clean water and benefit the environment through reducing wood burning fires. Both solar lanterns and solar ovens can help students in other countries gain access to energy that allows them to be able to read and study when the sun has set.

Watch this amazing video our 5th graders created to help others better understand the benefits of using solar power in villages that otherwise would go without.

We will be sharing this video at our Improve the World Summit on Friday, May 3 along with these amazing brochures!

 

What can you share about solar energy? 

March 11, 2019
by ambermoore74
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Investigating Different Energy Sources

In science, we recently started investigating different energy sources. We started with the Coal Story. This really helped us to understand the long process from mining coal to the electricity we use in our homes. We also saw how short the process is for solar!

Mrs. Moore presented us with this puzzlement:

Today you will think like a scientist, an entrepreneur, an environmentalist, and an economist! What questions do you have about each of these sources of energy? (solar, nuclear, coal, wind, hydro, and natural gas) Come up with at least one question for each using keywords.

She gave us time to come up with the questions, put them on sticky notes, and place them next to the picture.

Then we got into groups of 3 or 4. In our groups, we read 2 or 3 articles about one type of energy. After, we worked with our group to create a list of details we thought were important for the rest of our classmates to know and understand.

Each group presented our findings to the class. We took notes and thought about the trends we saw between different types energy or how they changed over time. Mrs. Moore also asked us to think about pros and cons from at least two different perspectives.

Next, we answered this question.

Individually we completed this task and also wrote 3 unanswered questions we still have about energy sources.

Here are a few unanswered questions!

  • What is the future of energy?
  • Can energy improve over time from fossil fuels to solar and save the earth from becoming a bad place in the universe?
  • What are the consequences of using nonrenewable energy sources?
  • Why do people use so many nonrenewable resources when it is so unhealthy for the environment?
  • Do you think there might be other types of energy sources in the future?
  • In the future, could people ban or make some types of energy illegal?
  • Why is coal cheap?
  • Why do they say nuclear energy is clean?

Most of us feel solar energy should be the number 1 source! We had some strong opinions about coal and nuclear energy as well.

Which energy do you feel should be utilized the majority of the time? 

March 8, 2019
by ambermoore74
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Introducing Vokis!

#STUBC Week 1: Activity 1

This week we made vokis to share during the Student Blogging Challenge! These are a type of avatar to share something about our class. One of these lucky vokis will become a permanent fixture on our blog! Which one do you like best? We will be on break for two weeks, but look forward to future blogging challenges!

March 6, 2019
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Student Blogging Challenge 2019

#STUBC: Week 1 

This week, the 2019 Student Blogging Challenge begins! We are excited to participate again as we have continued to hone our blogging skills over the past months.

During the last challenge, we wrote our ‘About Us’ page and created avatars. You can find the avatar post here. We used the Build Your Wild Self website to create really crazy avatars. Also, we will revisit  our ‘About Us’ page to see if it needs to be updated. Our main focus this week will be visiting other blogs and practicing our commenting skills. We will watch this video created by Ms. Yollis’ class to remind us of correct commenting procedures. We will use the blog roll to connect with other classrooms around the world. If you would like to be added to our blogroll, comment below!

We will also update our avatars and choose one as a class avatar to permanently post on our side bar.  The plan is to use Voki to create and share about ourselves!

We will be on a two week break starting Monday, but look forward to getting caught up when we are back in class!

February 27, 2019
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Skype With A Denali Park Ranger

Today in 5th grade we did a Skype with a National Park Ranger! She was from Denali, Alaska. Julie taught us that Denali is the tallest mountain in North America. She also taught us that Denali was made by cooled lava, which turns into granite, and pushes up increasing the elevation! She also told us there are a lot of Dall Sheep on the mountain and about 300 bears around the park. They also have caribou and wolves too! The mountains can also be hiked during the day. I really liked our Skype to Alaska and learned a lot too!

By Ellie

This week we Skyped with a park ranger and learned all about Denali National Park. We learned  that Denali is a tall, snowy mountain in Alaska and the name means “The High One.” We learned about the base at the mountain, the peak, and the relief. Also, there are different ways to measure mountains and some consider Mt. Everest to be taller than Denali. We also met a geologist that was climbing Denali and made it to the top! We learned about the cone in the mountain and how it heats up and makes the mountain grow. That was what we learned on our Skype with a park ranger.

By Jada, Anastasia, and Michella

Today we had a Skype with a park ranger in Denali, Alaska. So, what did we learn from Julie? She told us that the bottom of the mountain is called the base and in between the base and the peak is called the relief. We also talked about the tectonic plates and that when they crash, some layers go over the other layers and form mountains such as Denali. Denali is 29,316 feet high and part of the Alaska Mountain Range.

By Ethyn and Caden

Today we had a Skype with Julie from Alaska. Our Skype was fantastic! She talked a little about her experience and also got to talk about Sue in Alaska. She was amazing and she had so many great facts. Here are some facts we learned about Denali, Alaska, and Denali National Park. One of the things we learned about Alaska was that Alaska is 1/5 the size of all the other states in the lower 48. We also learned Denali National Park is 6 million acres. The bottom of the mountain is called the base and the top is called the peak. This was an overall great experience for learning.

By Kyra, Reese, and Rayann

 

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