Monthly Archives: March 2015

Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg

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To read Rube Goldberg’s biography click here.

Rube Goldberg wrote lots of cartoons. They were funny and always involved a crazy machine that made a simple task a whole lot harder.

Here are some of his cartoons:

Many people have created wacky machines that were inspired by Rube Goldberg.

You can watch some videos of these machines below:

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SEL and Reading Task T1

Pingu Builds an Igloo

We are learning to understand what we view by identifying the main idea and answering questions about the video.

I can:

  • answer the comprehension questions correctly __/5
  • identify the message of the video

Comprehension Questions:

  1. How do the mother and father penguins show they care for Pingu?
  2. What emotions are felt by the characters? How do you know?
  3. What is the turning point in the video for the two main characters to work together?
  4. Why is it important of both rivals to work together?
  5. What is the message the video is trying to teach us?

Please copy and paste this post into your assessment blogs, watch the video and answer the questions.

Please use the following categories when creating your post: Assessment, 2015, SEL, Reading

 

Tuning In

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We have been working through the Tuning In stage of our inquiry into “What is Motion?”. In this stage we begin to get excited and engage with our topic, ask questions and share our prior knowledge.

Our first activity was to play some games of Angry Birds and discuss the motion involved.

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Then we made catapults to help us become even more engaged with the topic.

We also completed a pre assessment where we responded to a blog post on motion (you can see that on this blog!). We had to write a comment with everything we already know about motion.

Another Tuning In activity was to build balloon rockets. These were a lot of fun.


We have one more Tuning In activity to do this week. We will be creating questions about motion. Stay tuned to see our questions.