Next students created their own Symbaloo accounts (Except for Mrs.Miller's class...they already have one!). The website explains it best: "Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking tool that makes it simple and fun to organize the best of the web. You have all your favorite websites at your fingertips. With an account you can access your bookmarks from everywhere with any device and share your online resources with others." After creating their own accounts they added three of my webmixes: Inflluence, Brain Boosters, and Keyboarding. Some students created their own webmix and began adding tiles. They can login and show you by visiting edu.symbaloo.com.
In Roller Coaster Physics we continued the Scientific Method with a demonstration of "free fall" with Aristotle's thoughts and the other a quick experiment showing Galileo's. Students recorded observations and conclusions, and we had a lot of interesting discussion. We viewed the 1971 clip of astronauts dropping a feather and a hammer on the moon and a clip inside a NASA lab of a feather and a bowling ball being dropped. See if your child can tell you about it using science vocabulary.
Our day ended with students researching Aristotle and Galileo using websites posted in the Google Classroom to learn more about their lives. They are taking notes in preparation for completing our Moment of Genius chart. We will continue here next week.
We had a picnic outside for lunch. It was a little breezy but the temperature was perfect! The only homework this week is to write a summary in the science journal explaining the main ideas of what we learned today. It should beat least a paragraph and use as many science vocabulary words as possible.
See below for a few photos from September and several from today!