Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Computer Club - Games

Using the links you may play the following games during computer club today: 

Typing Practice

Fraction USA

Word Problems

Conquer the Continents

Pizza Fractions

Units of Volume (Capacity)

Step 1.) Read the client order. An example client order may read ” I’ll have 16 ounces of fruit punch, 32 ounces of orange soda, and 64 ounces of ginger ale.
Step 2.) Start with the first item in the client order “16 ounces of fruit punch”. Select 1 pint (16 ounces) from the “cup size” menu.
Step 3.) Next, select “fruit punch” from the “soda types” menu.
Step 4.) Click on the “punch” bottle (the first one). Since you selected 1 pint from the cup size menu and fruit punch from the soda types menu, the bottle will fill 1 pint with fruit punch. Repeat as necessary to fill the rest of the order. Click “send” when you are satisfied. *NOTE – for an order that requires 48 or 64 ounces, you must make proper conversions (i.e. 64 ounces equals 2 quarts).

Equivalent Fractions
Step 1.) Read the fraction on the fish bucket
Step 2.) Click on the dolphin with the equivalent fraction to feed it.

Step 3.) Progress through three rounds and earn your certificate!

Habitat Maker 

Save the Planet - Recycling Game 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Explore our earliest scientists and their beliefs about the universe!

We have been studying mythology in reading recently.  Myths were used to explain how things in nature came to be.  However, Greek philosophers all started a new type of thinking. Rather than believing in myths and stories, they began searching for the truth of the world by using their rational thinking. These philosophers weren't always correct, but their ideas lead us to the truth and what we now know today.  Read and explore the information about the influential scientists below in order to solve the riddles at the bottom of this page.  Good luck!

If you have to login on Brainpop to view the video, please use username: nyboe and password: brainpop

Study some solar system flashcards and definitions here!

Pythagorean Theorem and Listen to the story: What's Your Angle Pythagoras?

Isaac Newton

Galileo Galilei


Aristotle was a great thinker and philosopher.  He made MANY contributions, but we are focusing on the universe and astronomy.  Some of his ideas were incorrect, however others were spot on.  Aristotle is known for his wise sayings!   Also, like many others, Aristotle believed that the Earth was the center of the universe.  We know this is incorrect, however, what did he discover that WAS correct? Watch the video and focus on the third slide (:47 seconds in)
Aristotle :47 seconds in

Ptolemy believed in the model shown below.  What do you notice is the center of the universe according to Ptolemy? Was he correct? To find out more about Ptolemy, click here:
Biography of Ptolemy

He was correct on one thing though - his map of the world using longitude and latitude was very accurate!