Eggshell Geodes

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This activity is for all our Brandon GT students. It’s a great way to review properties of matter, mixtures/solutions, change of state, and sedimentary rock formation.  Follow the directions shown below being EXTRA careful with the hot water. The water can be hot from the faucet. It does not need to be boiling. Use what you have available and if you don’t have food coloring, don’t worry because it is not necessary. Click on the picture below to access the directions.

Take a picture of what happens and share with me as a comment on this page or on my email, troe@lufkinisd.org .

 

GT Science Activities to Keep You Thinking Like a Scientist

WOW! Who would have guessed that when we left for Spring Break that our return would be stalled by the Covid-19 virus? I have put together some things for you to do to keep you going in Science. I think you will enjoy them. They are fun and a bit challenging! Just what your brain needs right now. There is one for each grade level, but feel free to try any of them that you would like.

If you have any questions, please message me by commenting to this post. I will be available between 11:30-1:30 each day to help you.

Missing you!

Mrs. Roe

3rd Grade GT Challenge:

Camouflage in Nature

4th Grade Challenge:

Food Chain Art

5th Grade Challenge:

Caine’s Arcade

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.