Sunday, September 30, 2012

Glog of The Week

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

How does your Thanksgiving compare to Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Prayers

You will be creating a Thanksgiving Day prayer to attach to your own very small pumpkin and to read at your Thanksgiving dinner.  Use the link to assist you with ideas.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Zooming in To DNA

Genetics & The Human Body
Open the above link and click on the DNA section.  Complete the activities and answer the following question: What is DNA?  Tell me three interesting things you learned about DNA.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nature by Numbers

What famous sequence is this video referring to? Explain in your own words....

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Math - Problem of The Week - due Fri. Sept. 28th

Open the above link and complete the problem.  We will take this up in class on Friday.  If you need help see me as soon as possible (asap).

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Overview of Presentation Tools


The Human Body Learning Experience - gr. 5

Open the above link and explore. List five things you learned that you didn't know before.

Come Fly with Me


List the names of all the famous sites you recognize. Which site would you most like to visit and why?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Space Lab Experiments

Watch the experiment which took place live (in space) on Sept. 13th.

Cat Burglar - Dusty The Clepto Cat

Cat Burglar - Dusty The Clepto Cat
View this video of a cat burglar.  Do you think Dusty is committing the purrrfect crime?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Voyager 1

Tell me 3 interesting things that you learned from this video. What is your thought on the final comment on the video?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Toronto Zoo Sumatran Orangutans...Join the iPad Generation


Virtual Tour of The The Newest Exhibit Area at the Smithsonian's National Zoo


Remember: We will have another mock trial this year and forensic knowledge may come in handy. This year we will be trying: The Big Bad Wolf .....or was he?

Forensic Science

One of your first assignments will involve the use of forensic science. You will work in teams to solve the case of Bo Peep's stolen sheep. There is a sweet reward.

What is Forensic Science?
The world "forensic" is derived from the Latin, "forensic", meaning public; public discussion; belonging to debate or discussion.
From that basis, we can move to the more modern definition of "forensic" as belonging to, used in or suitable for public discussion. Forensic science is science used in public, a court of law or in the justice system.
What is a Forensic Scientist?
A forensic scientist is first a scientist. He/she applies scientific knowledge to assist juries, lawyers and judges in understanding science.

Some activities to get you started -

How good is your memory for faces? Try the Face Memory Test at:

Create your own facial composite at - The Art of Crime Detection:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Voice of the Active Learner

Watch the above clip. What is your opinion about the message relayed in the video?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Grit Test - Do you have what it takes?


Take the above test and find out if you have the grit, determination, and persistence to succeed. Get your parents to take the test and compare your scores. Are you similar?

Why do you think grit and persistence are important traits for success?