Friday, November 30, 2007

What's a Solution?

Can you help me out with the answer?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Separating Salt and Water

Can a solution of salt and water be separated? If so, how?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Edublogger Nominations

The class video blog at Vodpod was nominated for the best educational use of video. Here is the link if you want to check it out. Be sure to vote for your favorites.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

What books should fifth graders read?

Go to skrbl and give your opinion. Keep in mind the variety of reading levels and interests in fiction and nonfiction. Are there any authors you would recommend or series of books?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What Will They Do?

The roots of the bean plant above are growing down into the container. This is an example of gravitropism.
I turned the beans upside down so the roots go up. Will they continue to grow up, or will they start to grow down?

Gel Alone Grows No Seed

As you can see from the picture, the beans didn't grow in gel. They did rot quickly, though. Check this link to see what Steve Spangler recommends for the growing of plants.

Male Flower Parts

What are the Male parts of a flower? What are its parts and what do they do?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Leonardo's Horse

Leonardo da Vinci created many incredible works of science and art. Why do you think he was so upset about not finishing the horse?

Class Pets

Help me decide what animals we should have in the classroom. I am looking at creating a desert biome to go with the river ecosystem we already have. I also have the fish tank and an extra tank as well. What animals should we get?

The rules to follow are: The animals must be user friendly- no cantankerous animals. No animals that require expensive or demanding feeding. The animals must be able to live in the available tanks, no elephants, whales, etc.

Can you think of some animals? Click this link to get some good advice before you decide.

Click here to post your ideas on SKRBL.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Ms. Owens Creates a Podcast

Check out Ms. Owens', Noel's friendly librarian, new podcast! You can click here to go to the site.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Colonial Trade- Cooper

Listen to this link, making barrels, from Colonial Williamsburg and then answer the questions in the comments.

Question 1. How long does an apprentice usually serve?
Question 2. Were there women coopers in the colonies?

Transcript of the podcast can be read here.