Mrs. Moore's Class

Math and Science

September 20, 2018
by ambermoore74

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors!

By Kendall

In fifth grade, we learned about asteroids, comets, and meteors. Here are some facts about them. Asteroids are in between Mars and Jupiter in something called the Asteroid Belt. Asteroids range from 1 meter (3.337 feet) to 1,000 kilometers (591.8 miles) in diameter. Asteroids are usually caught as moons, for example, Mars’ moons Deismos and Phobos. Comets are made from ice and gases from formation of the gas planets. Comets are found in the Oort Cloud. Comets have the most elliptical orbits in the solar system. Meteoroids are large rocks that break off of asteroids during collisions. Meteors are large rocks traveling through Earth’s atmosphere. Meteorites are very small rocks that land on Earth, they usually also have an impact while landing. In conclusion, asteroids, comets, and meteors are all debris. They are all large rocks that eventually will all become few large objects.

By Michella

How much do you know about comets, asteroids, and meteors? Well, I’m going to tell you more about them. Comets are made out of rock, gas, and dust. When it hits the atmosphere, it heats up and makes a tail behind the comet. Asteroids are composed of mostly rock . Like comets, asteroids heat up and it causes a tail to zoom behind the asteroid when it is near or entering an atmosphere. This causes shooting stars. A meteoroid is a rock that wen entering an atmosphere heats up and becomes a meteor. The heat shrinks the meteor and it any of it makes it through the atmosphere it is called a meteorite. I hope you enjoyed learning about comets, asteroids, and meteors. I know I did.

By Reagan and Sairia

Our names are Reagan and Sairia. We will talk to you about asteroids, comets, and meteors. First, asteroids orbit around the sun. Asteroids are leftover from a planet. They are also not equally sized shapes because they come from different planets. Next, comets are made of gas, ice, and rock. When comets are near the sun, they begin to melt. The comets have a trail behind them. The comets trail is blue. Last but not least, when meteors go toward any planet, they slowly start to begin to burn. When meteors hit the Earth or any other planet they turn into meteorites. When meteors hit the atmosphere they begin to burn because of the gases around the atmosphere. Thank you for reading our blog post! We hope you enjoyed it.

Just in case you are wondering what it looks like in our classroom, here’s a peek!

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? 

September 11, 2018
by ambermoore74

Titan, Saturn’s Largest Moon

We have spent the first part of our school year learning about the Solar System. We learned a ton about the phases of our Moon. Here are a few pictures.

Then we decided to look more closely at another planet’s moon, Titan. Here is what we learned about Titan:

  • Titan is the second largest moon in our solar system.
  • It is covered by a dense atmosphere that is mostly nitrogen.
  • It was discovered in 1655 by Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens.
  • Titan is about 759,000 miles from Saturn.
  • Titan takes 15 days and 22 hours to complete a full orbit of Saturn, and about 29 Earth years to orbit the Sun.
  • The surface is approximately minus 290 Fahrenheit.
  • Titan has clouds, rain, rivers, lakes and seas, but they are unlike ours. They are made of liquid gases like methane and ethane.
  • Although it has similarities to a planet, it is not one!

Here are our pictures labeled with lot’s of great facts!

What can you share with us about Titan?

Do you think it is possible there is live on Titan? 

August 10, 2018
by ambermoore74

The Seasons

By Sairia, Ella, and Hayden

Have you ever thought about why we have different seasons? The tilt of the Earth’s axis is the reason we have seasons. We have hot summers and cold winters because of the tilt. It is tilted at 23.5 degrees. The Earth revolves around the Sun for 365 days which equals one year. There is an invisible axis line that goes from the North pole to the South pole.  This movement causes the seasons. If the planet didn’t tilt, the seasons wouldn’t change and depending where you lived, it would always be the same.

We visited our Makers Place with Mrs. Hamman’s class. Here are pictures from our science stations lab where we discovered new information about the seasons.

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