Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Avatar

I have created my avatar using ClayYourself. I like it though it looks somewhat like myself.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wave Simulation

Mrs. Trina is doing a wave simulation to show how wind affects wave movement. Student are blowing onto a plate filled with water and cinnamon. With the cinnamon, you can see the how the water moves in circles. Many students said it reminded them of square dancing - when they dance down the line and come back around their original position.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Optical Illusion - Awareness Test

I shared this video/commercial with students in order to illustrate that we often don't notice things if we are not looking for things. Pretty amazing video.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mythology

Students are using their Chromebooks to inquire into mythology. By the end of the morning they are to creat their own definition if myth.


Some of the definitions included:


Shavon - "Before science people wanted to come up with reasons that we have seasons weather and other things they didn't know why we had so they came up with the gods to explain these things.Each god is in control of a different phenomena there story's explain why we have that phenomena and how we have it."


Essence: "Stories that teach a lesson and explain an event in the world."


Aaron: "A myth is a story that explains something, or teaches us something that we could not explain on our own. Now, obviously we can figure them out through new technology, but back then they wanted to have an explanation, so they made up gods, monsters, and other things that they included in their stories."


You can view our LiveBinder to view our resources for our study.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mythology and Legends

On Monday we will begin looking at myths and legends (I know a lot of you have been excited). We are going to use this link for some of our studies.