ELECTRIC ENERGY WITH GCEA
Today we had the pleasure of learning all about electricity with GCEA. We're studying energy in science, so it was excited to learn and see how electricity works. Electricity is a form of energy that can be stored, transported, and used. It might look different than physical energy or sound energy, but many of the concepts remain the same...and we use it everyday.
The folks from GCEA taught us about electricity at the molecular level.
Protons (positive charge) and electrons (negative charge) create electricity.
There's static electricity and current electricity. Check out the demonstrations of each below.
SPRING CONCERT SNEAK PEAK!
The spring music concert is tomorrow!
Tuesday, May 23rd at the Center for the Arts at 6 pm
We have some recorder magic to share with you!
SAVE OR SPEND
Today we learned a math game called Save or Spend. It ties into our
Personal Financial Literacy unit. We'll teach you this game for homework next week!
READING WITH BUDDIES
WE LOVE SCIENCE
Science is pretty cool these days. We get to take invisible things like sound waves and energy and make them visible with cool experiments. Today we stored and released energy in rubber bands in a conceptual amusement park ride!
OUR BRAINS AND OUR EMOTIONS
Today Ms. Stacey taught us about how our brains help us control our emotions.
We all flip our lids from time to time, but it's helpful to understand why.
LAKE CRESTED BUTTE
AMPLITUDE AND WAVELENGTH
Today we made sound waves with ropes!
Then we used a sound wave simulator to see the relationship between amplitude and wavelength. Pitch is translated in wavelength. Volume is translated in amplitude.
We've learned how to use protractors to measure angles, but most of us don't carry protractors around in our back pockets. So, we practiced using benchmark angles (like 90 and 180 degrees) and things we recognize (like clocks) to find angle measurements in real life.