How did I do on the Sun-Earth-Moon System test?

  1. Warm Up – CRCT review.
  2. Finished page 161 cover page while passing back Thursday’s test.
  3. Discussed Thursday’s test. If you would like to retake your test, you can come in on Wednesday before school. If Wednesday does not work for you, you can schedule a time to come in the week of April 15.
  4. Watched We are the Explorers.

Homework: We are the Explorers assignment. Click here for details on the assignment.

What have I learned about the Sun-Earth-Moon System?

Today we took our Sun-Earth-Moon System test. After the test, students created a unit reflection on page 168 (1st period) or 160 (3rd-5th periods). We also completed a cover page for our next unit on page (169 (1st period) or 161 (3rd-5th periods). Our next unit is The Solar System, Galaxies, and the Universe.

Homework: None – but I will be checking cover pages on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend!

What have I learned about the Sun-Earth-Moon System?

Test Announcements:

Check yesterday’s post for study materials. Here are a few more things to help you study.

First Period:

  1. Checked study guide.
  2. Played Jeopardy review.

Study for tomorrow’s test!

Third-Fifth Periods:

Today we recorded our videos. If your group was not able to edit your video, you will have some time to edit your video after the test.

Preparing for the Sun-Earth-Moon System Test

Here are some additional things to help you prepare for Thursday’s test.

The test on Thursday is 25 multiple choice questions and one essay (which is really just drawing a diagram). Make sure you are studying!

 

3rd-5th Periods: Sun-Earth-Moon Song Project

The Sun-Earth-Moon System Song Project

You and your team have been charged with teaching fourth graders about seasons, moon phases, or eclipses. You will do this by writing a song and then creating a music video for it.

Your project should include the following information:

  • Seasons: Explain what causes seasons in detail and include at least on graphic.
  • Moon Phases: Explain what causes moon phases and include pictures of each phase.
  • Eclipses: Explain why we sometimes see eclipses and the two types of eclipses.

Some Tips:

  • Write out the lyrics to your song to turn in to Mrs. Wilson.
  • Remember your audience are fourth graders!
  • Try to shoot your video in one shot so there is no editing needed.
  • For your song, use the tune of a well-known children’s song.
  • Your project is due at the end of class on Wednesday, March 27th! Use your time wisely!!

song project

What causes eclipses?

First Period:

  1. Passed back and discussed Friday’s quiz.
  2. Announcements: Test on Thursday over the sun-Earth-moon system. Need empty 2-Liter bottles with lids for an upcoming project. New electronics policy: phone out first time without permission is a warning; second time I will call home.
  3. Continued discussing seasons by graphing temperature data for cities around the world.

Homework: Continue to study for Thursday’s test.

Third-Fifth Periods:

  1. Passed back and discussed Friday’s quiz.
  2. Announcements: Test on Thursday over the sun-Earth-moon system. Need empty 2-Liter bottles with lids for an upcoming project. New electronics policy: phone out first time without permission is a warning; second time I will call home.
  3. Watched solar eclipse video.
  4. Watched lunar eclipse video.
  5. Completed eclipse modeling lab. Eclipses

Homework: Continue to study for Thursday’s test.

Why do we see phases of the moon?

First Period – Why does the Earth experience seasons?:

  1. Reviewed moon phases and eclipses for our quiz tomorrow. If you do not have your moon phase or eclipse labs, you can download blank ones here: Moon Phases and Eclipses
  2. Began discussing what we already know about seasons.

Homework: Study for tomorrow’s quiz. Remember, I will not be here tomorrow. Be good; I’ll miss you!

Third – Fifth Periods: Why do we see phases of the moon?

  1. Reviewed seasons and time (days/years/weeks) for our quiz tomorrow. If you did not record everything from our seasons discussions the past few days, you can download the questions here: Seasons
  2. Watched phases of the moon rap and labeled the moon phases in our moon journal.
  3. Passed out It’s a Phase lab sheet. Moon Phases
  4. Answered background knowledge section.
  5. Watched the moon phase simulator and answered the questions.
  6. Went to the lab and used the lunar transporters to investigate moon phases.
  7. Completed lab and turned in.

Homework: Study for tomorrow’s quiz on seasons and time; I won’t be here, so be good! I will miss you all.

Announcements:

  1. Sun-Earth-Moon System test is next Thursday.
  2. If you were at chorus LGPE and missed class today, please make arrangements to come in early one day next week to go over what you missed!

Why does the Earth experience seasons? Phase 2

  1. Discussed questions from Friday.
  2. Graphed temperature data for five cities around the world.
  3. Answered questions related to the graph.

Homework: Complete graph if you did not in class and moon journal

Remember, the student-faculty basketball game is after school tomorrow. It costs $3 at the door, and your ride should pick you up at 5:45. See Mrs. Wilson try to play basketball!