Fifth Grade

Champion Learners

March 8, 2019
by ambermoore74

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
by ambermoore74

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!

November 25, 2018
by ambermoore74

The Skin Scientist

Week 6, Task 3: Video Prompts and Task 5: Two Truths and One Lie

In preparation for our Skype a Scientist  with Miranda Ridder, we are watching a couple of videos to give us some background knowledge and also to think about questions. She is working in the field of microbiology, specifically with the skin.

Here is where the blogging challenge comes into play. Watch each video and then do one of the following activities:

  1. Write a comment summarizing what you learned from one of the videos and questions you may still have about skin. We will also be sending these questions to our scientist!
  2. Create a short quiz and invite readers to answer your questions in the form of a reply.
  3. Write a riddle to include two truths and one lie. This can be completed in the comments section of this post. Here is the example posted on the blogging challenge:

For example, you might say:

  • The smallest bone in the body is found in the middle ear.
  • An archeologist studies the atmosphere and weather patterns.
  • The blue whale is the largest animal in the world.

       Can you guess which one is not true?

The Science of Skin

Brain Pop – Antibiotic Resistance

Anyone can join in the fun! Please feel free to participate in the comments section even if you are not in our class! 

November 24, 2018
by ambermoore74

A-Z Of Science Words

Week 6: Task 4 

Your task is to make your own A-Z of words relating to science.

We worked on this task as a class using Fact Monster to help us with our list and definitions.

A for asteroid: a giant rock that flies across the sky

B for body: human body is made up of 100 trillion CELLS of different types; B is For BINARY STARS; two stars that are bound together

C is for chemistry: chemistry is a field of science which studies chemicals of the Universe.

D is for decomposition: The process in nature where mushrooms break down living creatures into soil.

E is for electron: a fundamental physical particle with negative charge. A component of atoms; E is for environment: energy and nature. 

F is Fahrenheit: a type of study of temperature. is for Fossils: the remnants or leftovers from the living thing; F is for food: something that we eat and digest

G is for Gravity: what pulls us down to earth; G is for Galaxy Clusters: two groups of galaxies that may contain up to 1,000 smaller galaxies

H for H2O: the science name for water, or H: the heat of the sun, or H: humerus: a body part or H: hydrogen: a type of gas in the air

I is for irregular bones: example, the three bones in your inner ear and the vertebrae in your spine, come in many different shapes; is for immune system: the immune system is our body defensive system,

 J is for Jupiter: the fifth planet from the sun and the first gas giant

K is for kinetic energy: is energy in motion

L is for length: the length of a skeleton or planet; measurement

M is for matter: matter is a thing you can hold, taste, smell is matter. is for mammal: animals and humans that are identified by having hair, being warm bloodied and having live births

N is for nitrogen: the 7th element of the periodic table found in the atmosphere; N is for nebula: a nebula is a cloud in space found after the death of stars.

O is for oxygen: the 8th element on the periodic table that is found in the air; is for orbit: to move around something for a period.


Q is for question: for asking questions in science!

R is for research: looking online or in dictionary for information and data.

S is for science: to learn about different things in the world; S is for space: the solar system and  Saturn: a planet

T is for T-Rex: science related animal of paleontology; is for triceps: a muscle in your body.

U is for Uranium: a radioactive element found in nuclear power plants; U is for ulna: a bone in your arm.

V is for Venus: the 2nd planet in the solar system and hottest planet.

W is for weather: it for climate.  

X is for Xenon: an element in the periodic table usually found in lights.

Z is for zoology: the study of animals and wild life

We left P and Y blank? Can you think of a word that would be a good fit? Leave us a comment with your ideas! 

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