My all time favorite game for making me think

Space Missions

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Video on Space Shuttle History.

 

Design

 

Design a Room

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Design a Roller Coaster

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Design a Wig
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Build Yourself Wild

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Field trips for May

I have our trips scheduled for the end of the year.  I will send out more information to you later related to costs, etc.

3rd grade – May 3 – Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we will attend the Alabama Woodlands class as well as the Birmingham Audubon Society birding

4th grade – May 11 – Space and Rocket Center

5th grade – May 5 – Southern Museum of Flight

6th grade – May 19 – Golden Flake and Vulcan

Flight Simulator

http://www.airspacemag.com/panoramas/lockheed-sr-71a-1-180952064/?no-ist

http://www.childrensmuseum.org/csi/flightadventures/

http://johnbenzies.com/flightsim/

http://www.ge.com/thegeshow/flight/#ch2

http://howthingsfly.si.edu/media/how-wings-work

http://howthingsfly.si.edu/media/forces-flight?skipintro=true

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-paper-planes-drag/

http://www.education.gov.ab.ca/ltb/resource/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/can-dinosaur-glide.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/wright/airb-flash.html

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/how-orbits-work/en/

How paper airplanes fly:
http://gatelcusd.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/0/2/26020511/whatmakespaperairplanefly.pdf

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/what-makes-paper-airplanes-fly

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-paper-planes-drag/

https://www.brainpop.com/games/csiflightadventuresflightschool/

Happy New Year!

It’s been a great year so far and I’m looking to another great semester.  Sixth graders have started a unit on The Future as well as learning a little about Shakespeare each week.  Fifth graders have started our design and architecture unit and are looking forward to building bridges.  Fourth grade will be learning about flight as well as some physics.  Third grade will be continuing our adaptation unit and are looking forward to growing our birding stations, dissecting owl pellets, and researching our chosen endangered species.

I will be sending out information as to regards to field trips as soon as I can.

Welcome back!

Greetings to all my students and parents! Moody Middle School students you, can bring their supplies the night of Meet the Teacher.  New Moody Elementary student parents, I will be contacting you to have your child’s GEP meeting and you can bring their supplies then.

Our supplies are as follows:

1 – 1″ view binder with pockets on the inside (new gifted students only – students already in the program have these in my classroom already)

1 – pack of binder dividers (any kind)  (new gifted students only – students already in the program have these in my classroom already)

Boys:  1 container of Clorox or Lysol Wipes

Boys: 1 roll of paper towels

Girls: 1 container of baby wipes

Girls: 1 box of tissues

Optional $10 donation for gifted material appreciated.

Please feel free to email me at audrey.fine@sccboe.org or audrey.fine@gmail.com

Class of 2021 Fineskids Gifted Class

Design a Treehouse

https://www.highlightskids.com/flash/design-your-own-tree-house

http://discoverykids.com/games/room-maker/

Adopt a Constellation

southern-constellations-skyUse the following links to help with your research:

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0004505.html
http://www.constellation-guide.com

http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/constellations/

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/astroskymap/constellation_hunt.htm

http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0004504.html

http://www.ducksters.com/science/physics/constellations.php

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/stars/startypes.shtml

http://www.windows2universe.org/mythology/stars.html

http://www.astronomy.com/observing/astro-for-kids/2008/03/learn-the-constellations

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/stars/constellations.shtml

Planets

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/fun/make-a-planet.htm

https://www.brainpop.com/games/buildasolarsystem/

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/solar-system/

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/interactives/solar-system-builder/

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/media/services/thechildrensuniversityofmanchester/flash/earthandbeyond_c.swf

How Airplanes Fly

http://paperplane.org/Aerodynamics/paero.htm

http://paperplane.org/Aerodynamics/paero.htm

https://howthingsfly.si.edu/forces-flight

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/what-makes-paper-airplanes-fly

http://www.funpaperairplanes.com/learn_about_flight.html

http://gatelcusd.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/0/2/26020511/whatmakespaperairplanefly.pdf

Geeky Yet Cool Animal Videos

Ordered Pair

5th grade students are being introduced to ordered pair this week in Mrs. Jackson’s math class.

http://www.virtualnerd.com/tutorials/?id=Alg1_9_2_1

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/core-algebra-graphing-lines-slope/core-algebra-graphing-coordinate-plan/v/plot-ordered-pairs

How to Make an Origami Boomerang