Churchill School Elementary Science
Created by lfischler on Jun 21, 2008
Last updated: 08/31/10 at 01:28 AM
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Click on the image to explore National Geographic’s interactive map of Antarctica!
lisascience: Olympic Science: Slapshot physics - NBCOlympics.com - http://www.nbcolympics.com/science-of-the-games/
lisascience: We're going to examine snow under the magnifying glass... plenty of it to go around!
lisascience: We're getting close to winter break! Only a few days left!
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203, 205 and 206 have been learning about how the tilt of the Earth creates the seasons. We’ve noticed a lot of interesting things about time zones, day and night, and life in different latitudes along the way!
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lisascience: Only a few days til winter break - good time to talk about seasons: http://www.teachersdomain.org/ext/ess05_int_seasonsgame/index.html
Where do living things get their energy? Can you figure out if the living thing:
-Makes its own food (producer)
-Eats to survive (consumer)
-Breaks down dead stuff (decomposer)
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lisascience: The LCROSS mission found water on the moon! This is the result that was expected. I wonder if this means more Moon missions?
lisascience: Did they find anything when they flew the rocket into the moon? Can't seem to get actual news.
lisascience: Back to school! Lucky Jr. has met so many new kids over the past 3 days!
- Paying Farmers in Brazil to Let Rainforests Stand
lisascience: Putting together curriculum materials to teach about rainforests.
lisascience: Another awesome Earthwatch expedition I've eyed for years: http://www.earthwatch.org/exped/stevenson.html
lisascience: My next Earthwatch expedition, if they offer it again? Maybe http://www.earthwatch.org/exped/chandler.html
lisascience: Home from Iceland and sorting through hundreds of photos and lots of video footage. Let the editing frenzy begin!
lisascience: Liking Iceland so far. Taking a boat tour to a puffin colony in a few hours.
lisascience: Loving all the 40th anniversary moon landing media. Wish I was teaching the solar system next year.
lisascience: Sea of Fertility doesn’t look very fertile . . . don’t know who named it. (via @AP11_SPACECRAFT)
lisascience: Chuckling at the Twitter "exchanges" btween the Apollo astronauts and mission control.
lisascience: Checking out http://www.wechoosethemoon.org/
lisascience: My TweetStats: http://bit.ly/pkCzi
lisascience: If you are a teacher, question for you: at your school who teaches science? A science teacher? Classroom teachers?
lisascience: Looking forward to my vacation in Iceland and my first Earthwatch project with a really good camera + video capabilities.
lisascience: Enjoyed Megalab: Antarctica but not so much that middle section about the sea urchin fertility doctors. Underwater footage is more my speed.
lisascience: NYT's science section is all about Apollo 11. Not that interested in the social history of science... for me it's about the actual science.
lisascience: @lisaseay I think of the Broadway song. Ooooooook! lahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain...
lisascience: Putting together units for my k-3 classes. K starts with the 5 senses, and I have great stuff for sight & touch. Smell & taste = cooking?
lisascience: Over the next two weeks I'll be adding teacher resources to http://churchillscience.edublogs.org
lisascience: What kinds of culminating projects are best for teaching about plants? I was thinking growing a pizza garden or a country themed garden.
lisascience: Brainstorming a curriculum unit for next year on simple machines. Culminating project - design your own amusement park or playground?
lisascience: Liked the new space show overall, just not the narration. Needed a more stately, robust speaker. Like James Earl Jones.
lisascience: The new Space Show opened at the Hayden Planetarium today. I'll let you know what I thought of it...
lisascience: The Science Channel has been airing episodes of The Planets. It's not the most current news about space but has amazing visuals.
lisascience: Tropical weather again today. Anyone else think this is climate change in action?
lisascience: I feel better being in the world knowing you can buy replicas of scat: http://bit.ly/1bDDW9
lisascience: Added 3 new questions to the site officially opening the Great Wall of Questions for the 2009-10 school year. Who cares if it's still June?
We said goodbye yesterday for the 2008-9 school year. Thanks to everyone who’s used this site and contributed to it!
We’ll remain up and running through the summer - because learning never stops! - and continue right into the 2009-10 school year.
Authored by Lisa. Hosted by Edublogs.
lisascience: School is out but churchillscience.edublogs.org will continue to update. Learning can happen in summertime too!
lisascience: Check out the Great Book Of Questions 2008 9 http://tinyurl.com/m244o2
lisascience: Book of questions has been assembled. Now for some resources that provide answers (and hopefully more questions).
lisascience: Submissions for the 2008-9 Great Wall of Questions are now closed... I am now putting together the final compilation. We have over 300!
lisascience: How much would you weigh on other planets? http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/
lisascience: Adding lots of Great Questions to the Great Wall. These kids can really think!
lisascience: Another successful spacewalk to repair the Hubble telescope. Looking forward to more cool space photos for years to come...
Click the picture to learn more about asteroids from National Geographic.
An asteroid is a piece of stranded rock in the middle of nowhere. If it hits you, that is sad. Asteroids are left over from when the Sun and planets were made. If gravity had been a little stronger, the asteroids would have been another planet. They come in many shapes and sizes. Ceres is the biggest asteroid. It is almost big enough to be a planet. Ceres is a dwarf planet, like Pluto. Gaspra looks like a fish! Pallas looks like a smiley face. Ida has a strange little moon. Eros looks like a bone. There’s no place like asteroids!
Authored by Lisa. Hosted by Edublogs.
lisascience: Today's awesome question: How hot would the planet Venus be without its heavy atmosphere?
lisascience: Why did Mercury end up smaller and less massive than Earth? That was the question of the day.
lisascience: We experimented with building stars today - got only one black hole. Check out the link on our site to try it yourself!
lisascience: The museum was packed! We loved the Virtual Field Trip to the Moon AND the Big Bang movie!
lisascience: Museum of National History tomorrow for Virtual Field Trip to the Moon with Cluster B.