Friday, February 24, 2017

How the World Works 2/24/2017 Grade 3

Eren shows the medals that we will be giving out during our Award Ceremony on Tuesday.

 Sean sorted the medals and trophies according to names, grade levels and places.
We had Science and Numeracy Week this past week. The children started off solving a fingerprint mystery from from a book entitled "Cam Jansen and the Green School Mystery."
The children put on some cream and put their fingerprints on a sheet of plastic.
They took a special powder and dusted for prints with a feather.

The residue left the fingerprint image on the plastic.
The children took tape and lifted the print onto a sheet of black paper.
The children, then, cut out their print and compared it to the large fingerprint.
 None of us were the criminals. We felt just like detectives though!

We did other activities such as lava lamps, pinhole cameras, mystery science, magnetic nails, static balloons, math, and milky solutions. 
Here is a picture of the milky solution that we made.

This week we did some common sense and cent math!
 Talal built a sail car for our race today. He did an outstanding design but it proved to be just a little too heavy to win the entire competition!
 Sean's sail car had some tires that rolled very well, a balanced design and a wonderful sail. That is why his car looks like it is smiling. 
 The hardest part of the Science competition was designing the wheels so they wouldn't wobble.
Emine added a self-made clay doll to her sail car!
 Also, friends had to race against each other.
 Somebody had to win and each time it was harder!

Our wrist got sore from fanning so much and the whole school watched!
Here is a picture of most everybody's car. 

Sana's car was first in our sail car competition. Way to go, Sana! She made it out of a tissue box, sheet of plastic, bottle caps, chopsticks, wooden skewers and CD's. She used a fan to propel the car. 
 The children have been doing more reading in their inquiries.
We sequenced the story events in order by working collaboratively together. 
 Beyza worked hard doing Mathematics in our Sum Dog competition.
Sean and Eren remembered their passwords and usernames to log into the Math competition. (By the way, these pictures were taken by Emine.) Jin won our whole school estimation contest 3 times out of 4 this week! He estimated everything from blocks to spaghetti and rice grains. Congratulations Jin! 

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