Sunday, January 10, 2016

Chapter 18, Lesson 4 Outer Planets

Now it's time to wrap-up our survey of the planets of our solar system.  Turn to page 534 and read 534-535.  Be sure to check out the facts chart on Neptune then answer the checkpoint question.

Checkpoint Question:  How does Neptune compare in size to the other planets?

Go ahead and check out the video. 


Now turn to p 536.  Read p536-537 about Pluto, its odd orbit, and about objects beyond Pluto.  By the way, what's the name of the object the book calls 2003 UB313?  Now answer the checkpoint question:

Checkpoint:  List the planets in order from smallest to largest.  Be sure to use the Fact charts to get their sizes (or look at the guided inquiry at the beginning of the chapter.

Now check out the videos on Pluto and Eris. 


Eris and the Kuiper Belt

Friday, January 8, 2016

Chapter 1 Body Systems, Lesson 1 You are growing

Lesson Focus:  As you grow your body will change.








Start with this video:

Start by opening your books to page 4.  Go through the lesson and jot down the words in yellow and find definitions for each of them.

Now read pp. 4-5 about Traits. Then answer this question:

1.  Describe how you might have ended up with an inherited trait from your grandmother.

Now read pp. 6-7 about what cells are and what they do.  Then answer this question:

2.  Tell how organs are alike and different.

Finally read pp. 8-9 and answer this question:

3.  Why does your body change during adolescence?

Think you're ready for the quiz?  Give it a shot!

Quiz on You are Growing.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Chapter 18, Lesson 3: What do we know about Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus?

Today we are going to be looking at the gas giants that make up many of the outer planets of our solar system.  These worlds are called "gas giants" because they are made up of gas (like oxygen and hydrogen) and they are truly gigantic worlds.  However they are not worlds like Earth and the inner planets which are rocky!  In fact, you really can't even walk on these planets because there is no land on any of them!

Now go on and open your book to page 528 and read up on Jupiter!  As you read answer these questions:

1.  What is a gas giant?
2.  What is the Great Red Spot and how big is it?

Here's a video on Jupiter to check out:

Now turn to page 530 and read about Saturn.  Once you've read over the page answer these questions.

1.  What are Saturn's rings made of?

Now check out this video on Saturn.

Off to Uranus.  Turn to page 532 and read about this tilted planet!  Now show me what you know by answering these questions.

Here's a video on Uranus.

1.  How is the atmosphere of Uranus different from that of Saturn?
2.  How is Uranus different from other gas giants?

Think you know about about these gas giants?  Then try your luck with this on-line quiz!

Gas Giant's Quiz