Skyscrapers Galore!

I found some really cool videos about skyscrapers today that I thought I would share with you. The first video shows a skyscraper being built in two days. It’s amazing. The next video shows the history of buildings and skyscrapers from ancient times to now. Finally, the last videos show the construction of a skyscraper…

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Venice, the City of Pillars!

Today was an amazing day for the Hancock Building Inc. company. After doing the experiment about cylindrical pillars, we saw how they are used in the real world. Venice is a city entirely built on cylindrical pillars which were driven into the mud. Some are from the year 7 A.D when the city was initially…

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The Continuing Adventures of the Hancock Building Inc. Company

In our endless question for building perfection, the class continued our study of our Big Question: How do we construct a building that is safe and sturdy? We were studying what shape of pillar would hold the most mass. Our choices were the cylindrical pillar, the triangular pillar and the rectangular pillar. Having done our…

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Mea Culpa

It’s been a busy week and thus the blog posts have been few and far between. My apologies and I will try to be more regular with my posts. First of all, there is no spelling list or memory verse for this week due to the shortened week. We will continue with the spelling and…

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Are You Ready For December? The Mrhclassblog Is!!!

Ahh! Flakes falling gently. Snow crunching underfoot! Snowmen being made by little Grade 3 children. Snowballs flying through the air! I love the winter season! Wait a minute . . . Oh. Right. I forgot. I live in B.C now. Rain, rain, more rain and . . . . wait for it . . ….

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The Start of A New Company

Announcing a new company: “I have a little story for you,” I told the class at the beginning of today’s science class. We are starting a new unit in Science today. It is all about Testing Materials and Designs with Buildings. However, we had to start with a little cautionary tale about the three little…

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Back from Science World

It was a great day today. Everything went as planned and the students all had a wonderful time. We had a great set of parent helpers, as well. It could not have gone as smoothly without their help! We got to Science World at 10:30, got through the registration and had lots of time to…

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Science Projects

Though our building project has been done for awhile, I thought I would share with you, the parent, the projects your children worked so hard on. I took some pictures and created a nice animoto of their buildings. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://widgets.clearspring.com/o/46928cc51133af17/47bee4375e2934bc” width=”530″ height=”430″ wmode=”transparent” /] We also had a very special visitor yesterday. It was very…

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