How Quicksand Works

With quicksand, the more you struggle in it the faster you will sink. If you just relax, your body will float in it because your body is less dense than the quicksand. How many times have you watched a movie where the hero is sucked down into a pit of quicksand, only to be saved…

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My Experiment with Thinglink

I found this cool site the other day called Thinglink which allows you to take a picture and add buttons on it. Thought I would try it out on this awesome picture I found about our universe. To find the hidden stuff, drag your mouse over the picture and you will see different dots show…

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What’s Up in Grade 4? (Psst! There’s Videos!)

So, I wanted to share some things that we have been doing in school lately. It’s been awhile and, while I am sure you have been hearing lots and lots about school at home (especially about my evil twin brother, Bob), I thought I would share some things with you. But don’t think that this…

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What Do You Mean, Pluto Isn’t A Planet?

For the last couple of days, we have been scientists questioning, observing, and analyzing. It’s been a lot of fun and the students have had a great time doing some fun experiments including testing the flight of paper airplanes. Yesterday, we continued as scientists as we studied a mysterious substance found in my backyard, called…

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Science, Airplanes, and Experiments, Oh My!

Our first full day of school and it was jam packed. We had a great day doing a variety of things. We started with some handwriting review and went into some math review. We have also been focusing a lot of the correct procedures for doing things during the day, particularly in paying attention and…

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Fun, Interesting and Educational You Say?

Here is a very interesting video I found a couple of days ago. The scientists in the video pose a very interesting question: Why can’t people walk in a straight line?  The scientists in the video explain what happens: Personally, I don’t ever think that it is a good idea to ever walk anywhere with…

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More Moon Phases!

We have had lots of fun with moon phases but now it is time to show what we have learned about the moon and it’s phases. On Tuesday, we will be having a little quiz about the moon and it’s phases. I have embedded the page below that we will be using for the quiz….

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The Moon’s Phases Part II

Did you know the word “Month” comes from the word Moon? So we talked more about the Moon’s phases today. We had a lot of fun moving the desks out of the week and setting up our “Sun” lamp in the middle of the room. Using some styrofoam balls and popsicle sticks, we made “Moon’s…

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The April Sky

Here is the next video in the Series, “Tonight’s Sky”. These videos do a great job detailing the various events, constellations, and planets you can see in the  night sky this month. Take some time on a nice clear night and go outside to see some of God’s wonder! I also added some videos about…

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Views of Earth from Space!

I recently came across this really cool article from the Mental_Floss Blog, showing the Earth from different places in space. One of the coolest is the last one, which is the most distant picture of our planet ever taken. The series of photos is breathtaking and amazing as it illustrates our small place in this…

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