Another busy week has come and gone. The students have been extremely busy in both their math and science classes. In math, students have continued to explore division. They have learned multiple strategies for dividing triple digit by single digit numbers. The latest strategy being the traditional long division process. The students will have a final division check in on Thursday of next week. They will be assessed on their mental math processes for division, computation strategies and problem solving abilities. They should be reviewing each of these sections as they prepare. Any of the division sites posted in the earlier blogs are resources that can help.
In science, students built an operational crane that needed a functional pulley system attached. To communicate their ideas effectively, students will be giving presentations demonstrating their crane’s abilities and also explaining their building process. To finalize our building units, the students will be doing a science problem solving assessment on Tuesday.
Things they should study:
-Types of levers
-What happens when you move a fulcrum on a lever?
-Gear systems (what is gearing up and gearing down?)
-Remembering the Venn diagram for comparing ideas
-Lifting and moving a variety of objects
All these ideas can be found in their science books or through Googling the topic
On Wednesday April 25th we will be going to visit Shepard Landfill and Composting facility. Please make sure you dress for the weather and bring a bagged lunch that does not need a microwave. Do a little research before our trip.