Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Food Chains

Food Chains

There are three major roles in a food chain:

producer- produces its own food
consumer- consumer eats another organism
decomposer- causes organisms to decay

PLAY this food chain game


In your journal record a food chain that happens in your back yard. (must include atleast three organisms)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


What is an ecosystem?

An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants, and animals)  with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system.


Look at the map below and find where in America Virginia is.
Use the key below the map and find out what ecosystem we have in Virginia.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mass Metric System

Mass in the metirc system is measured in grams.

You will need to know the difference in size for Kilograms, Grams, and Milligrams

What would you use to measure the three objects below, Grams or Kilograms?
 Grams or Kilograms?
grams or kilograms?
grams or kilograms?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Measuring length activities 3/28

Check out the sites below and practice measuring length:

Tips to remember:
Make sure to line up your ruler to the end of each object.
Make sure you pay attention to the zero.
Remeber what units (inches, feet, meters) you are using.

estimating length

calculating length

measuring length

In your notebook:

Estimate the length feet of the picture below .

Friday, March 22, 2013



We are going to learn about three different types of measurement.

Volume (capacity)

We will use two different systems of measurement to collect our  data

American Customary

In green are countries that use the metric system of measurement

In red are countries that use the American standard system

Answer the question below in your notebook:

What conclusion can you draw from looking at these two maps?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


What is an Electromagnet?

work on this electromagnet activity

Notebook Reflection:
What are other ways electromagnets are used?

Friday, February 15, 2013

Conductors vs. Insulators

What is the difference between a conductor and an insulator?

watch this video

Can you make a prediction of a few conductors and insulators around your house?
What do they have in common that made you think they would work as conductors?