Thursday, September 28, 2017

Masters of Measuring

What is the difference between the U.S. Customary System and the Metric System of Measurement?  Well, if you do not know, you can ask a fourth grader!  We had fun making a meter stick and then talked about millimeter, centimeter, meter, and kilometer.  We also learned that our U.S. Customary System is definitely more confusing because it is more difficult to remember that there are 12 inches in a foot, 3 feet in a yard, and 5280 feet in a mile.  No matter how hard it might be to learn, we all need to know about measuring length.

Monday, September 25, 2017

"Animals Inside and Out"

We had a fun-filled day today.  The Nebraska Extension Office in Dawes County along with the support of Dawes County Farm Bureau and Farm Credit had a full day of activities for the 3rd and 4th graders where they learned about many aspects of agriculture.  Some of the highlights of our day was getting to see a real uterus from both a cow and pig, a heart from a steer, learning how to mix a healthy ration, and so much more!  Check out some of the pictures from our day.

All About Biomes

We are currently studying Life Science in class. We started our unit by finding living and nonliving components around us. We are now looking at biomes. What is a biome? Biomes are large geographic areas defined by abiotic and biotic components, and their interactions. The students worked in groups to research one of the six biomes: desert, tundra, taiga, rainforest, deciduous forest, and grasslands. They then made a poster and gave a presentation about their assigned biome. The students had to take notes and are now working on a book that includes all six biomes.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Playing in the Dirt

Children love to be outside, so why not take Science outdoors? We are learning about biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) things. Today the students worked in groups of four to study a plot and discover the interactions of both living and nonliving organisms. They were so zoned in to the task that even the third graders coming out for recess didn't cause them to stray from the assignment.