Mrs. Moore's Class

Math and Science

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.

August 2, 2018
by ambermoore74

About Us and Our New Blog!

Welcome to our class blog! We are a 5th grade class in Arizona, USA. Our favorite two subjects are math and science. We spend our day learning in pairs, small groups, and independently. We learn from not only from our teacher, but from each other. We are also very excited to communicate with students from all over the world through our blog. You can also keep upto date on our daily activities by following our class Instagram @mooreclass.

A little more about us and the things we enjoy:

Books: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Geronimo Stilton, Warriors, Harry Potter, Goosebumps, and Magic Tree House books

Apps: You Tube, Instagram, Marco Polo, Netflix, Fortnite, and Boomerang

Food: Pizza, popcorn, steak, burgers, spaghetti, chicken, french fries, strawberries, raspberries, and pasta

Hobbies: Learning, swimming, soccer, sleeping, football, basketball, and using Instagram

Vacation Places: AZ Grand Resort, California, Hawaii, Florida, Michigan, Japan, Disney Land, Ohio, Oregon, Europe, and Canada

Games: Fortnite, Minecraft, Destiny 2, Headbanz, NBA 2K 18, Dungeons Defenders 2, and, Roblox

Movies: White Fang, Avengers Infinity War, Wonder, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Fred, Black Panther, The Lord of the Rings, and Sponge Bob

School Subjects: Science, language arts, math, reading, and writing

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