Here is a fantastic website all about our favourite microorganisms! Visit Microbe Magic and decide for yourself whether microbes are in fact our friend or foe!
Monday, 4 December 2017
Thursday, 23 November 2017
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Visit these videos from BrainPop to review the characteristics of amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Their distinct characteristics are what scientists use to classify organisms into their broad classes.
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Sunday, 5 November 2017
You can find lots of information on endangered species on the Word Wildlife Fund (WWF) website at this link: https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?page=2 and animals a-z: https://a-z-animals.com/animals/endangered/
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Thursday, 2 November 2017
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
This video about biodiversity was added by one of your classmates! Check it out!
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What is the message in this video? How do you feel after watching the video? How does this connect to your own life? How does this connect to what we are learning at school? What can we do to stop this from happening to our planet? How can we "be the change we wish to see in the world"?
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Monday, 30 October 2017
A couple of more websites to help you improve your understanding of the six kingdoms of life.
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Check out the six kingdoms on Brainpop to help you classify the organisms we found on our taxonomy walk!
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Sunday, 22 October 2017
Saturday, 21 October 2017
A great website about biodiversity (and lots more Science) for you to explore at home! What is biodiversity and why is it so important? What can you do to help preserve the biodiversity on our planet? Find out answers to these questions and much more on the website below!
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Do other countries celebrate Halloween? Has it always been about costumes and trick-or-treating? Click on the photo below and read the article from Wonderopolis and find out more about this spooky holiday.
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Sunday, 8 October 2017
Saturday, 7 October 2017
How much plastic is in the ocean? Find out the answer to this and learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the video below. What do we need to do to stop this phenomenon?
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Are you eating plastic for dinner? Watch this video and find out more about the negative impacts of plastic and microplastics in our oceans.
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Watch this video and learn more about how a spacesuit works from a real astroanut.
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Sunday, 1 October 2017
Could we actually survive the extreme environments in Space? What obstacles do we need to overcome? Would you ever move to Mars? Could humans actually live there?
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How the International Space Station was built.
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Thursday, 28 September 2017
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Friday, 22 September 2017
An individual's story can be very valuable to others. Terry Fox and Sadako Sasaki are examples. Malala Yousafzai is another example of how one young person's story can inspire the world. Watch the Brain Pop video again. How does Malala inspire you? #allkidshavetherighttolearn
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On Wednesday, we held a walk at school tom commemorate Canadian hero Terry Fox and the message of hope he inspired to the world. Here is Terry Fox's Story.
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Here is a link to some information on a Canadian hero, Terry Fox. Terry Fox was diagnosed with cancer at a young age and had to have his leg amputated, but this didn't stop him. He decided to run across Canada on one leg to raise money for cancer research. The 'Marathon of Hope', which will take place tomorrow, is still run across Canada to commemorate Terry and continues to raise money for cancer research.
Monday, 18 September 2017
Here is another videos from The Kids Should See this about what happens to our body in space! Very weird and cool!
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Do you want to make some paper cranes at home to help us reach our goal of 1000 cranes? According to Japanese tradition, anyone with the patience and commitment to fold 1,000 paper cranes will be granted their most desired wish, because they have exhibited the cranes’ loyalty and recreated their beauty. Sadako Sasaki also became famous for her own attempt to fold 1,000 cranes in the 1950s. Inspired to follow the legend, Sadako folded paper cranes in her hospital bed, praying for world peace.
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Saturday, 16 September 2017
What does the moon do? Find out more at Wonderopolis!
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Why doesn't the moon fall down? Watch this video to find out!
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Sunday, 10 September 2017
Friday, 8 September 2017
Practice making some triangles and quadrilaterals on your iPad or desktop using this interactive geoboard. Classify your shapes using properties including angles, congruence, symmetry, parallel sides, and right angles.
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Do you want some more practice measuring angles using a protractor? Try out this interactive activity at abcya.com. Click on the image below and get measuring!
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multilingual society. Malay, Chinese and Indian culture have a substantial influence. Today we read a famous Malay folktale entitled, Sang Kancil and the Crocodiles. I would now like to share a Tamil-Indian folktale: Iynthu Kurugargal (Five Blind Men). What lesson is this story trying to teach?
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
The Sun has an enormous effect on Earth, not just its life giving properties, but its solar weather as well. Watch this incredible documentary from Discovery Channel and find out more about how solar storms, solar wind and more can affect our planet.
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Monday, 28 August 2017
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Please watch this beautifully animated version of the Japanese folktale, The Stonecutter. What is this folktale trying to teach us? What is the moral of the story? Can you make any modern day connections to this ancient story from Japan?
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Sunday, 20 August 2017
We are going to use a new presentation tool, Biteslide, to share our research findings on the Sun. Use the username and password I gave you in class to login! Have fun!
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017
What's the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse? Find out more about these two amazing phenomenon at Wonderopolis! There are many more wonders for you to explore as well! Search the wonders to find out more facts about the Sun.
Posted by amalcolm at 19:48
Use DK Find Out and BrainPop to learn even more about our precious Sun!
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Have you ever considered writing a poem about space? Here are a couple from one of my favourite poets, Shel Silverstein. What features do you notice in his poetry?
Sunday, 13 August 2017
Here is a touching video about a boy and his pet. What is the message of this film?
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Why is a total solar eclipse such a big deal? Watch this video to find out!
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Saturday, 12 August 2017
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Want to practice some division mental math? Try out this fun missing digits game on Math Playground!
Posted by amalcolm at 22:36
Do you want to learn about coding, but find it too difficult? Try out Run Marco! A fun an easy coding game to get you started! Try this coding adventure around the world today! (You can play online or download it on your phone!)
Posted by amalcolm at 19:56
Totally Awesome Total Eclipse, August 21st, 2017. Although we won't be able to see it here, in this video, Bill Nye explains what happens during an eclipse and how to protect yourself from the Sun's powerful rays.
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Monday, 7 August 2017
To help readers visualize your stories, you need to show, not tell. Descriptive adjectives can help you do this. Watch Tim and Moby explain how to show, not tell in your writing.
Sunday, 6 August 2017
Here is the Secrets of the Solar System video we watched in class today. What facts can you add to your science journal about the planets and other components of the solar system?
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Saturday, 5 August 2017
Imagine our world becomes fully automated. What will happen to society if robots replace workers?Here is a video of one person's version of our future. Do you think it is a realistic version of Earth's future or is it science fiction? What do you think the future will be like?
Posted by amalcolm at 02:18
Watch this BrainPop video to review the components of the Solar System. There are many other movies about the planets, asteroids and many more components of space to learn about as well!
Posted by amalcolm at 01:46
Thursday, 3 August 2017
Visit Study Jams if you want to review the concepts for Monday's Math quiz! You can watch Jams about prime and composite numbers, multiples, and more!
Posted by amalcolm at 21:14
Stuck for a topic to write about? Why not try Scholastic Story Starters? You can choose from the genres of Fantasy, Adventure and Sci-Fi. Try out the scrambler too, for a really unusual combination! You can publish and print your stories on the site! Happy writing!
Posted by amalcolm at 21:08
Monday, 31 July 2017
Watch this short animated science fiction film entitled, Planet Unknown. What scientific principles and technology do you recognize? What predictions is the story making about life in the future? Is this story dealing with aliens or life in other worlds? What important issue in society is being showcased?
Sunday, 30 July 2017
What is a literary genre? Watch this BrainPop video to find out what a literary genre is and the conventions they follow!
Posted by amalcolm at 19:29
Next week we are going to create a model of the components of the solar system. How can this site help us to prepare for our designs?
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Here is a fun site where you can practice your multiplication and division mental math skills. Enjoy!
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Sunday, 23 July 2017
We are currently reading Pax by Sara Pennypacker. Pax, a clever, red fox, is one of the protagonist's in the book. Read up on some facts about foxes on the FOXESWORLDS website. Just click on the picture below!
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Thursday, 20 July 2017
We are creating surreal, Giacometti inspired sculptures in class. He endlessly experimented with how much he could elongate his sculpture people.The sculpture below (Man Pointing, 1947) sold for more than $140 million dollars!
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Visit this NASA Solar System Exploration site to learn more about the parts of our solar system and their characteristics!
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Monday, 12 June 2017
Saturday, 10 June 2017
Are you an amateur cartographer? Do you think you know everything there is to know about the countries of the world? Test your knowledge with Mapman!
Posted by amalcolm at 21:10
Not going anywhere this break? Why not go on a virtual holiday. Visit Scholastic's Global Trek and start a travel journal today!
Posted by amalcolm at 21:03
Thursday, 1 June 2017
How do you control an airplane? Check out this explanation of roll, pitch and yaw. How do ailerons, elevators and rudders help a pilot to control an airplane?
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017
In what ways do different symbols and features contribute to the identity of a country? What buildings, physical features, celebrations and traditions contribute to a country's global image?
Use atlases, FactMontster, National Geographic Kids and any other reputable sources to search for information about your country!
Use atlases, FactMontster, National Geographic Kids and any other reputable sources to search for information about your country!
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Sunday, 28 May 2017
Visit this Nasa site to review the parts of an airplane and how they work!
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Here are the design instructions for our Flying Falcon paper airplane. Can you name its parts? What happens when you turn both elevator flaps up or down? What happens when you turn one up and the other down? How would adding a paper to the front of the plane affect its flight? What changes can you make to the Flying Falcon to make it fly better?
Posted by amalcolm at 23:28
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Practice three-digit addition and subtraction with this interactive game. Become a 'Resitance Recruit'. Add and subtract problems to collect 'biorods'. Don't lose your life in the process!!
Posted by amalcolm at 01:13
How is drag or, air resistance related to skydiving? When are the forces balanced and unbalanced? Watch this video again and think about how a parachute's design helps us to land safely.
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Check out how this fascinating animal uses the forces of flight to move from tree to tree to escape its predators!
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Monday, 15 May 2017
Thursday, 4 May 2017
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How are these two dogs the same? What do they have in common? How are they different? Compare and contrast the Great Dane and the English Bulldog.
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Water Balloon in a Bottle Trick! Sick Science! Air is Amazing!
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Monday, 1 May 2017
Hi everyone! I found some new spelling games on Sports Illustrated Kids. If you want a fun way to practice or improve your spelling, try them out! (I enjoy playing them for fun!) I have linked WORD CANDY below. If you are into sports, you can read some of the articles online as well!
Posted by amalcolm at 04:56
Check out this information about how birds fly from DK Findout! Search the website for lots more information about air and flight!
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