Fantastic Habitat Models

On August 31st year 4 made habitats models in science class. All of the class made one in small groups. The groups were: ‘the boys’ made a fox habitat, girls 1 made an octopus habitat, girls 2 made hippo habitat and group girls 3 a dolphin habitat.

We did the project to demonstrate that we know about habitats and because our science unit was about habitats.

  • Ana Bia, Mari and Bruna
Have you ever made a habitat model? If you did tell us about it in the comments. If no give it a try it is really fun.

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Special Project

We made this special project over the last few weeks. The Magic School Bus project was made in year 4 class. All the students of year 4 class worked hard on the MSB projects.

Each student chose a MSB chapter book. We each read our books over one week, some students finished early. On the project we had to put 15 booklets sharing information about the book topic.

We did the projects to learn about many different topics. We are also going to use the projects for a scavenger hunt with year 3.

 

  • Beatriz, Henrique and Naiara
Have you ever read a Magic School Bus book? Chapter book? Picture book? What did you like about it?

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Preparing for Science Assessment

Hello guys,

Today we will talk about our science study plan. We will have a science assessment and to prepare for it we made a list of what we need to know. Our current science unit is weather!

On the list there was:

1.) Vocabulary words

2.) Questions about weather

3.) Information about what we need to study.

We (the whole class) made the list together asa team, as a class.

This is how we preare for the assessment.

How do you prepare for your assessments?

Science Weather Infograph Posters

Hi everyone,

Today we are talking about weather infographs!!

Our inforgraphs are about weather. We all wrote about different countries and cities. Our infographs showed graphs of the temperature and other informations. We can use infographs to show a lot of information. For example some of the cities we learnt about were: New York, Los Angeles, Natal, Calgary, Milan, Dubai, Tokyo, Toronto, Montreal, Rome, Boston and Orlando.

We learnt very interesting weather facts about the cities. For example, some cities have hurricanes, tornadoes, snow and Chinook winds.

We made the posters at home and we presented in class.

Have you ever done an infograph?

Our camera died after our first presenter!

Our camera died after our first presenter!

 

Skype Date with Buenos Aires

This post is a little late because I forgot to assign it to a blog group. So this is a special post from Mrs. Siqueira!

We connected with the class in Buenos Aires as a part of The Same Day in March project we did for science. We were able to ask many questions about the weather and share with them about our weather. We learnt that it snowed there in 2007! We had no idea! They were surprised to here how hot it is here all year round. It was a great first skype date and we look forward to many more!

That day we had to practice being flexible because when the moment came to call we had technical difficulties with our smart board and thats why we are all huddled around a laptop. We still had so much fun! We are going to keep working on taking turn and listening carefully so we can keep learning more from classrooms around the world.

-Mrs. Siqueira

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We had two ‘googlers’ incase they asked us tough questions we couldn’t answer right away.

Wind Science Experiments

In science we did really fun experiments this week. We did these experiments to learn better about the wind. We did one that we used a bottle, the second one we used a wind measure and the third we used a pin wheel.

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In the bottle experiement we put cold water with green food colouring and hot colourless water divided by cardboard. We removed the cardboard slowly and let the water mix. We learnt that what hot air is mixed with cold air it makes wind.

Wind Measurement and Pinwheel:

We used the pinwheel so we cold have some fun with wind. We learnt that sometimes we need to turn to find the wind.

The wind measurement tool we used to find the force of the wind.

-The Donuts!

Writer: Ana Beatriz

Editor: Thiago

Photographer: Helena

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Science

In science class we are working on atmosphere, air pressure and on a project called On the Same Day in March.

On the Same Day in March:

For this project we need to measure the temperature here (Rio, de Janeiro, Brazil) and record it in a shared google doc with other classes in different places in the world.

Atmosphere:

Atmosphere is the air around the earth and because of that we survive. The atmosphere has four layers and all together they are 500KM above earth.

Air pressure:

Air pressure is the force with which air pushes against the earth surface.

EXTRA: if we didn’t have air pressure we would explode. why??

If you don’t know the answer, here it is. Inside of us has air that pushes us in all directions at the same time and thank goodness we have air outside of us that pushes back and because of that we won’t explode. If we didn’t have air or our atmosphere we would explode.

  • Ana Beatriz, Mariana and Julienne