This week we used our area and perimeter skills to find out just how big the state of Colorado is. We used a map and scale to measure the perimeter. Then we used the length and width to find the area. We haven't learned all in the ins and outs of large multiplication yet, so this was a challenge, but we used a bunch of strategies to tackle it and showed great perserverance!
Today we wrapped up our unit of rocks with a study of landslides. This lesser published natural disaster moves a lot of land and can cause a lot of damage. We were tasked with brainstorming ideas for protecting a house at the bottom of a landslide path. When brainstorming, no idea is too crazy. Check out our cool thoughts! Turns out engineers had a lot of the same thoughts!
We've had our first two weeks of scientist and reporter and we're loving learning cool, new things from our friends! The reporter finds and shares an article about a current event or creates a slideshow with a research project. The scientist completes an experiment (at home and/or with the class) and leads us in the scientific method.
(for the Gratitude Project)
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