Science
Force and Motion Link
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/forces/revision/1/

Moon buggy
Moon buggy

Lunar Rover video Skip the commercial in the beginning.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/7433-discovery-nasa-apollo-16-lunar-rover-video.htm

After three trips to the moon the Americans decided they’d had enough of walking so they took a car. The most expensive car ever made, in fact. The development of the Lunar Rover cost $38 million; twice the original estimate, for a mere four cars.
They were used on Apollo missions 15, 16 and 17. The fourth car was never used after the remaining three Apollo missions were cancelled.
Powered by two silver-zinc potassium hydroxide batteries and propelled by four-quarter horsepower electric motors, the Lunar Rover had a top speed of eight-miles-an-hour.

see more facts with the link below
http://www.virginmedia.com/digital/features/facts-about-moon-landing.php?ssid=9



Adding Text features

http://home.roadrunner.com/~EXCELLENCE1/Information%20Text%20Features%202.swf


http://home.roadrunner.com/~EXCELLENCE1/Text%20Feature%20Practice%20Fling%20the%20Teacher.swf


THE MAKING OF AN INFORMATIONAL BOOK ASSIGNMENT:
1. Create a new page using your user name and the words "the making of an informational book."
2. Choose "The Making of a Book" Template
3. Tag the page with your digital backpack name + the word "science"
4. Follow the instruction on the template.
5. Have fun and learn!
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Watch for a copy of our KIDS ARE AUTHORS contest entries here.

Post your science videos here then post a discussion thought about your experiment. Maybe another scientist will be able to help you stretch your thinking.



Check out this science web site which goes along with our science kits. Try the ask the scientist questions and answers for an extra credit project idea.
Vocabulary and the online activities are good learning experiences too.

http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/index.html

Extra Credit Science Project:

I’m writing to let you know that our 8th annual Kids’ Clean Water Calendar Contest is open! As past participants, you should already be aware that we invite 4th and 5th grade students in Oakland County to submit drawings depicting how we can all protect our lakes, streams and rivers from pollution. Winning entries are placed in a calendar that is distributed throughout all of Oakland County. Winners are also treated to an award ceremony that will be held on December 8th at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills where they get neat prizes, have lunch and get to tour the museum for Free!

The contest is open through Friday, October 5th.
All entires must be in to Mrs McComas by Ues Oct 2




ecosystem

March Science Projects
SOLAR SYSTEM WEBQUEST

Link to The Earth-Moon- SUn System information

http://www.wcskids.net/grissom/staff_websites/fleming/Textbook%20pdfs/Space%20text%20pdfs/Chapter%207%20-%20Earth,%20Moon,%20Sun%20System.pdf]
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