Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Poll???

Hi 6th graders! I'm looking for a new science poll to post on our blog. I have done "most interesting type of rock"; "most polluted city"; and "where you think the most bacteria is on campus".

What would you like to poll on next? Weigh in!

The "Organ" Trail

Go to this link http://www.sciencespot.net/Pages/otrail.html to access the webquest on the Organ Trail. Pick an internal organ from the list provided in class to complete your online journey *(remember to find all necessary questions given in class).

**Your assessment will be to create a "wanted" poster for your organ! Have fun and be creative.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Scavenger Hunt: Who am I?

To 6th grade science enrichment: use this link for sites to help you on your scavenger hunt today!

http://sciencespot.net/Pages/kdzastro.html


I also found success in using google as a search engine. Good luck!

www.google.com

Monday, March 16, 2009

Shake, Rattle, and Slide....

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/earth/index.cfm

*I thought this site was pretty cool. First, check out all of the information in the section tab labeled "Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Glaciers, and more". There is great information about fault boundaries, seafloor spreading, and so forth. Check it out!

*After you are done, make sure to click on the section tab labeled "activities". There are some fun games to play there. Enjoy!

Google Document!

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cE1BS0lqTmx0UmRVNU9hekdUTlpWS0E6MA

Use your text and work with a shoulder partner to complete these questions! When you are done click submit.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Links for Science Monday: 3/16/09

Good morning/afternoon, 6th graders!

I am linking some sites for your use today in science.

  1. http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00184/
  • Check out this interactive site on plate tectonics.

2. http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312491/
  • A great site all about the amazing ocean floor.

3. http://library.thinkquest.org/C0112871/
  • Geology rocks (information about earthquakes, plate tectonics, and so forth).

4. http://library.thinkquest.org/J002319/
  • More about plate tectonics.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Science Online

Here are some great sites! Enjoy, and let us know what you think. Weigh in!


a) http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/oceanfloor/

**A brainpop about the ocean floor & seafloor spreading (watch the video twice and take the quiz).

b) http://www.brainpop.com/science/scientificinquiry/scienceprojects/
**A brainpop about science inquiry and science projects. A great brainpop for right now because it shows us how to wow the crowd at the science fair!

c) http://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/index.html
**An interactive activity about faultlines, and how plates interact at their boundaries. Check out all of the sections as there is some really cool stuff on here!

d) http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/
**A neat interactive activity about rocks and the rock cycle. Again, make sure to check out all parts of the site, as there is really neat information!

Earth-Friendly Fabrics

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20061220/Feature1.asp

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sir Isaac Newton

"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

--Sir Isaac Newton

I have always found Newton to be fascinating because he created the first reflecting telescope. He developed something that helps us see into such an unknown space.

Who do you think has been the most influential in the world of science and why?

The Greenhouse Effect: Simulated Experience

http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/sims.php?sim=The_Greenhouse_Effect

This is a neat simulation. You will need Java version 1.5 or higher to play. Just click on "run now" to play the game. If your computer is an older machine, you may need to download the most recent version of java. Ask your mom and dad for help. :) Neat game. Hope you guys like it too!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Wegener's Theory of Continental Drift

1. Continental Drift Information
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/glossary/Contdrift.shtml
Link #1 will take you to the online information for Continental Drift. Read the information carefully with your shoulder partner! Feel free to take notes!

2. Google Docs Activity
http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cE1BS0lqTmx0UmRVS25GWWJDLS1XTGc6MA..
Link #2 will take you to the online activity/quiz regarding the information you just read. When you fill out your activity, remember:
  • Add the names of all people in your group!
  • You must hit submit at the bottom of the quiz in order for your information to be added to our class data. If you are unclear on how to do this in class, please raise your hand!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Explore the World of PH

http://www.miamisci.org/ph/phpanel.html

Click on "expand" and check out the cleaning pennies virtual lab. Cool! Also, the PH Panel on the main page is neat. If you click on the various items, like lemon juice, borax, and so forth, you are able to view what the PH is for each. This is a neat site to learn more about PH factor, bases, and acids.

Middle Schoolers Rock the Science World

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20081105/Note3.asp

This is awesome!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Blood-Typing Game

http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/landsteiner/

Play the game, try the activities, and then weigh in! Tell us what you think!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Planet's Getting Warmer, and What We're Eating Isn't Helping...

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20090225/Note2.asp

Weigh in....

Virtual Knee Surgery

http://www.edheads.org/activities/knee/index.htm

Try this activity out. Once you have, leave a comment under the post! Only students in my 6th grade science courses can post comments, and you may not post anonymously. Have fun!