Teresa Roe

I am very excited to be beginning the new school year! I love Science! My goal is to help all of my students learn ways to use their science content and skills in real world ways. The Brandon Elementary STEMM Lab is one of a kind in Lufkin ISD. We will focus on and integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine throughout the school year.

Challenge 4 Is All About Weather and Climate!

You are a meteorologist who is studying climate in cities around the world.

You are studying average temperatures, and are finding some interesting trends in the data!

Analyze the evidence, and prepare to discover what influences climate around the world.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO WRITE A LETTER!

THE CHALLENGE IS DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 12.

Image result for world map with latitude

II. Gathering Evidence:

http://www.weatherbase.com 

III. DRAW CONCLUSIONS

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/earth/climate/cli_latitude.html

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/weather/A0857393.html

http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/jan99/916068933.Es.r.html

IV. CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wseabrze.htm

http://www.ecn.ac.uk/what-we-do/education/tutorials-weather-climate/climate/factors-affecting-climate

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/weather/A0857394.html

VI. ADDITIONAL WEBSITES YOU MIGHT FIND INTERESTING

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

http://weathereye.kgan.com/cadet/climate/climate_vs.html

http://www.jgiesen.de/sunshine/index.htm

Challenge 3 is Here!

This challenge is all about how the Earth’s Surface Changes. Watch the videos and use the links to help you answer the questions. Good Luck!

https://www.brainpop.com/ 

code: stemm5

Mrs. Roe has a set of directions for the BrainPOP site in her lab

or you can access it here. brainpop student-1qg8gq3

http://www.goodearthgraphics.com/virtcave/

Use the following links to get to the 101 videos. The link on the paper has been changed by National Geographic. 🙁

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/00000144-0a2d-d3cb-a96c-7b2d6cd80000

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/00000144-0a2d-d3cb-a96c-7b2d85380000

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/00000144-0a2c-d3cb-a96c-7b2d221d0000

 

Challenge 1 Results

41 out of 65 GT students signed up to participate in the Science Lab Olympiad. 23 of the 41 turned in their first challenge!

Two students tied for the top grade. It was a tough challenge that required careful reading of questions and paying close attention to the videos and websites to have the correct answers. Answers and top scoring students are posted by the lab.

Challenge 2 Begins February 20

Good job working on the first challenge! The second challenge is all about forces and energy. I think you will  have fun with this one!!!!! Challenge 2 is due March 6!

The links below will allow you easy access to the videos and sites that you need:

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/circuit-construction-kit-dc-virtual-lab/latest/circuit-construction-kit-dc-virtual-lab_en.html 

http://camillasenior.homestead.com/optics3.html

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/light-absorb-reflect-refract.htm

https://www.ducksters.com/science/light.php

https://www.duckpsters.com/science/quiz/light_questions.php

Challenge 1 Due Date Extended!!!

The first challenge due date was Friday, February 15. The new date is Wednesday, February 20, due to Mrs. Roe being out with the flu. If your challenge is finished, please go ahead and turn it in. 🙂

Our new challenge begins Wednesday, February 20.

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Science Lab Olympiads

The first challenge has begun! I am so excited that so many of you have joined our club!!!

Here are the links for the What’s the Matter: WebQuest. Hopefully this will make your challenge a little easier. 🙂

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/matter/solids-liquids-gases.htm

http://chem4kids.com/files/matter_states.html

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/

http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/007877846x/student_view0/unit2/chapter4/section_1_self-check_quiz-eng_.html

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_mixture.html