Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Animal Adaptations

Today we are learning about animal adaptations. We learned that monarch butterflies migrate. We also learned that camouflage helps animals stay protected. During prehistoric times amphibians lived underwater. Some inherited behaviors are playing dead, migrating, and hibernation. These are all things that we are learning in science.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Animal Adaptations Work

We loved watching this video today!

Camel Adaptations

About LaCrosse Science...

We wanted to share a little about our selves and our school. So, we will tell you a little about us, our school, and our state! We hope this is a good introduction.

We are bright students that try our best. We are fifth graders, which is 10-11 years old. We are sixth period science which meets from about 1:45-2:30 pm. There are five teachers in our grade. Mrs. LaCrosse just teaches us science and gym.

Our school is called Woodlands Intermediate School and is grades 3-6. We have a butterfly garden at the front of the building. We have two sections to our playground. For recess, we like kickball, basketball, and football. We have a lot of clubs to join like Lego, Running club, chess club, ecology club, academic challenge. We have an awesome principal named, Mr. Doughty.

Our state is Ohio, and we are home to the Buckeyes, Browns, and Indians. Our state flower is the red carnation. Our state bird is the cardinal. We like the Cincinatti Bengals. Our state animal is the white-tailed deer. We live on Lake Erie, so our weather changes frequently. We have what is called "lake effect". It gives us crazy winter weather with huge snowstorms. Right now we are in our fall season and the weather is mild.

We hope this gives a little introduction to us. We will be sharing about animal adaptations this week! So, stay tuned for tomorrow's post.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Closing Up Life Science...Blasting Into Earth & Space!

Our school year started off with a topic that we all find interesting, Life Science. Learning about life cycles, energy flow in ecosystems, plant and animal adaptations, and food webs can be a lot of fun. We did many activities to learn this information, including:

  • An awesome trip to Stone Lab!
  • Visits to our butterfly garden.
  • Many classroom investigations...including a cicada dissection, an owl pellet dissection, and killing a plant by depriving it of light.
  • Water cycle activities
  • Brain pops
  • Study Jams videos
  • Blog posts
Now, we are ready to jump into Earth and Space Science. This is Mrs. LaCrosse's favorite area! So, there will be some very fun learning going on, including a field trip to the Challenger Learning Center in December.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Plan B

To our wonderful new #classconnections and blogging friends, we are hoping you made it to our NEW blogging site! This is our Plan B for the Primary Blogging Project. Unfortunately, our normal class site  does not allow for comments. This is a huge bummer! So, our class is going to post our class posts here!

Our individual student blogs will be found at this page, and they will have the ability to be commented on when we get to that point. The class that is participating in the Primary Blogging Project is Sixth Period Science.

We are really excited for this project, and we have enjoyed the blog posts so far!