Monday, December 31, 2012

Forces and Motion Introduction

Today we explored with roller coaster models!  How can we connect science words to what we did today?  Watch the video that another teacher created based on our favorite Christmas movie the Grinch!


When you are done...fill out the 3,2,1 sheet we sent home with you to start learning the science words you will need to know.

If you left your homework at school, you can download it here.


 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Online Study Resource

We  created an online study guide today that we hope you will find helpful as we prepare for Wednesday's test.  Don't forget...a great way to study is to scroll through the past blogs to see what we learned about watersheds, human impact, forests and mineral resources. 


To watch the powerpoint that I have narrarated click here.

If you are having trouble loading that one, you can watch the powerpoint review guide click here.
 
 
Don't forget: Test on Wednesday, December 19th
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Resources in Virginia

Mineral Resources

Today we are going to learn about the mineral resources in Virginia. This should be a review of what we discussed in class earlier today.

video
Watch this video



Fill out the assignment sheet about objects in your house that may have been made from some of Virginia's minerals.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Save Stadium Woods


Stadium Woods is an example of an old growth forest. This means it is a forest that has grown naturally without being planted by humans.


Watch this video about how Virginia Tech is looking at destroying a natural forest on their campus.


Activity
In your science journal answer these two questions

 what are the positives and negative consequences would be of replacing this forest with a stadium?

and

what is an old growth forest?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Virginia's Natural Resources

What are the natural resources and industries in each region of Virginia?


Click here to see a chart and a map of the regions and their resources. Take some notes you will need to use them for the activity below.



Now try this activity to see what you know