Fifth Grade

Champion Learners

December 5, 2018
by ambermoore74
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Multiplication Strategies

Did you know there is more than one strategy to solve multiplication problems? If you are curious about these strategies or need more help, Ellie and Kyra are here the help you!

Other credits: Mya – Videographer and Ellie – Video Editor

What are other math concepts would you like to see students model? 

October 11, 2018
by ambermoore74

Could We Live on the Moon?

Your Mission: As employees of ADF (Aerospace Design Firm), you have been tasked with the job of creating a lunar base that will serve as a temporary residence for humans. At least four humans will need to be able to live on this base for one year. Your team will need to research how to overcome some of the challenges of living on the moon. Your team will then design a prototype of your lunar base, being careful to use resources efficiently.

As a class, we brainstormed the possible challenges living on the Moon would present.

  • The Moon does not have an atmosphere, so we will need protection from extreme temperatures, meteorites, and radiation from the Sun.
  • The dusty surface could also cause problems with our equipment.
  • Where would we get food and water?
  • The moon does not have air, so how will we get air to survive?
  • The lack of gravity could also be a challenge living on the Moon.

We read the article, “We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less” and our work began! We worked with partners to discover possibilities to overcome our challenges, and created a rough sketch with the needed materials. Finally, it was time to create a prototype of our design!

We presented our lunar base models to the rest of the class, and put them in this video to share with you!

Would you live on the Moon? 

September 19, 2018
by ambermoore74

Spacecrafts to the Moon!

Our challenge…

To use our knowledge about gravity, motion, and the engineering process to design and build a shock absorbing spacecraft to safely land our “astronaut” on the moon.

We were given the following materials to use:

  • A piece of card stock (approximately 4 x 5 in)
  • 1 small paper cup
  • 3 index cards
  • 1 regular marshmallows (aka the astronaut)
  • 10 miniature marshmallows
  • 3 rubber bands
  • 4 plastic straws
  • scissors
  • tape

We worked in partners to design, test, evaluate, and redesign! Here is a video of our presentations and final landings.

Which spacecraft do you think could with stand a two-story drop? 

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