Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Don't forget about the Math Quiz tomorrow! You can review Data Management on Study Jams and Math is Fun! You can also review the problems we did in class. There will be ONLY three questions on the test. Make sure you understand how to organize data into charts. Be sure to know how to make and analyse bar graphs and line graphs. Know how to use scale and intervals on your graphs. Review how to find the mean and median of data sets!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

A little review of mean, median (and mode), from Math is Fun!
Complete the following problems for homework:
1. What is the mean of the following numbers? 10, 39, 71, 39, 76, 38, 25
2. What number would you divide by to calculate the mean of 3, 4, 5, and 6?
3. The mean of four numbers is 71.5. If three of the numbers are 58, 76, and 88, what is the value of        the fourth number?
4. Determine the median of the following set of numbers: 40, 61, 95, 79, 9, 50, 80, 63, 109, 42

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

In the book, The One and Only Ivan, Mack referred to Ivan as Picasso. Why did he do that? Was he being serious? Have fun creating your own Picasso Head using the link below!

http://www.picassohead.com/create.html 

Here is the list of character traits we were using in today's lesson (click on the link). Which character traits describe you? Your friend? How about the character(s) in the book you are reading? Have you ever thought about creating a character for your own story or book? What character traits would he or she have? Why? Can you identify the character traits of the Inside Out characters below?
Hey everyone! Let's review mean and median! Watch the StudyJams below! Which picture represents the mean? The median? How do you know?
 
   Mean 
     Median   
                                   

Friday, 17 February 2017

Check out this video on renewable and nonrenewable energy sources from StudyJams.
Refer to Chapter 7: Lesson 1, in the Science text below to read more about sources of energy and energy transformations (conversions). You can also preview Lesson 2, renewable and nonrenewable resources, which we will be focusing on next week!
Here is some more information on the artist we are studying, Kimmy Cantrell. Click on the face below!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Here is a video with a simpler explanation of some of the ways energy transformations occur in our daily live (you can speed up or slow down the pace of the talking in the settings). Can you transform the energy in your own body? How?


Monday, 13 February 2017

We watched a Bill Nye video on energy transformations (or conversions)! What types of transformations does Bill Nye talk about in the video? Record four different types of energy transformations you observed in the video. Explain what is happening, draw a picture and label each transformation. (The link keeps changing, search Youtube to find the video!)
Your forearm and foot are the same length. Try measuring the length of your forearm (from the crook of your elbow to your wrist) and compare it with the length of your foot. You'll be surprised that they are the same length. Did the data we collected in class today prove this fact? Why or why not? How could we have collected more accurate data?


Saturday, 11 February 2017

Energy can not be created or destroyed. It can only be transformed. Have a look at this website and read about how energy is transformed. What examples did you find? How many of these transformations take place in your daily life?

Friday, 10 February 2017

I'll admit it, I'm really starting to get addicted to Jelly Doods, a logic game on Math Playground. I've only made it to level 11 so far...with no cheats...how far can you make it?

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Today in class we analysed a graph that represented the size of the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica. What trends do you notice in the graph below? Many of you wondered whether or not the ozone can repair itself over time. What does the graph suggest? I have linked a website below that gives some information about the ozone depletion. What can you find out about the ozone depletion?
Malaysia is famous for its reptile population. I can sometimes see monitor lizards on the edge of the pond. I often see them standing still. Have you ever wondered how quickly they can move? Well, the spiny-tailed iguana, native to Mexico and Central America, is able to move 9m/s. Visit the link below to solve (or finish solving) the spiny-tailed lizard math problem. Can you create your own problem about a reptile found in Malaysia?

Monday, 6 February 2017

What is energy? How do we use energy in our day-to-day lives? What is the picture below trying to suggest?
                         
Here is another poem about homework, written by Shel Silverstein. How does it differ from the poem below? What form of energy do you think is being used to run the homework machine? Would like like to invent a homework machine? If so,what kind of energy would make it work? What would it look like? What could it do?
I can't stand mosquitoes! They bite me and bug me and make me itch! What are some things that you can't stand? Do you like homework? Read this poem by Jack Prelutsky. How do you think he feels about homework? How do you know? Can you write another stanza?
In school, we talked about the energy used by things on our campus. Are there even more forms of energy? What do we call the type of energy used when we move our arm? Watch the Study Jams video below to find out more information about the energy we use in our daily lives.

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/matter/energy-and-matter.htm

Friday, 3 February 2017

Can you imagine life as a LEGO figurine? Here are a few of your LEGO self-portraits.