Prezis!!

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Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, 6th GATErs, Technology, Uncategorized | Posted on April 20, 2011

Here are some of the Prezis some of the GATErs made for their end of unit presenation.  I am so impressed!

By Jayna, Alayah, and Samantha, 5th GATErs

 

By Deanna, 6th GATEr

by Alecs, 6th GATEr (using depth and complexity)

Presentation Progress

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Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, 6th GATErs | Posted on March 8, 2011

MH900140541We have been watching 5th and 6th GATErs do their end of unit projects for a couple of weeks  now.  So far we’ve had PowerPoints, videos, Vokis, demonstrations, and Prezis.   I am so impressed so far with the work you have done so far! We’ve had some technical difficulties sharing some of your projects and I apologize for that.  I can’t wait to publish some of them on the blog.  If yours is polished and ready to go, leave me a comment so I can post it on the blog!

Citing Your Sources

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Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, 6th GATErs, Inquiry, Technology | Posted on February 15, 2011

When a scholar learns something from a resource, he/she needs to give credit to the source.  Watch the video below to learn about copyright. 

If you use parts of someone else’s work (document, website, book, picture, music or video) you MUST give them credit.Here is an example of how to cite a website that you used:

“Types of Volcanoes.” Enchanted Learning. 8 June 2005 <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/volcano/types/index.shtml>

How do you know that??

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Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, Natural Disasters, Science, Thinking Maps, Uncategorized | Posted on February 3, 2011

MH900365800Today you will be taking notes in your Thinking Maps about your Natural Disaster.  Remember to write down the resources you used to help you answer the question.  If you used a website, you will need to write down the following (for example):

“Types of Volcanoes.” Enchanted Learning. 8 June 2011 http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/volcano/types/index.shtml

Need resources?  Check out our wiki page that I started on resources or just start searching!

 

 

 

How will you show what you’ve learned??

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Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, ePals, Inquiry, Natural Disasters, Technology, Uncategorized | Posted on January 20, 2011

We have been studying Natural Disasters for a few months now and it’s time for you to show what you know!  You will become experts on one natural disaster and work in small groups to share the information you have found. Within each small group, you will collaborate to prepare a natural disaster preparedness presentation containing the following information:

Content

  1. What are characteristics of the natural disaster?
  2. What warning does it give?
  3. What was the most memorable historical incident involving the natural disaster studied? When did it occur?
  4. Where else has the natural disaster occurred?
  5. Explain what can be done to prepare for the studied natural disaster.
  6. Explain the steps to take if a disaster occurs.

Presentation Options

Presentations should creatively show what you’ve learned.  For example,

Today, I need to know your plans.  Fill out the form below with your group.

Preparing for Natural Disasters

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Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, Inquiry, Natural Disasters, Uncategorized | Posted on January 13, 2011

Today you will research the various ways that people can prepare for natural disasters and what they should do when one has occurred.  Study what warnings, if any, precede the disaster and what residents can do to prepare. topBanner FEMA (The Federal Emergency Management Agency) has a great website for kids.

 

How has your family perpared for disasters at home? 

Tornadoes and Tsunamis- More Alike or Different?

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Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, Inquiry, Natural Disasters, Thinking Maps | Posted on January 7, 2011

Comparing and Contrasting 2 Natural Disasters: IMG_0736

Causes and Effects of Disasters

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Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, Natural Disasters, Thinking Maps | Posted on December 9, 2010

Today you will choose one disaster from the list below to investigate.  Create a Thinking Map to show the causes and effects.  Afterwards, you will find a partner who did a different disaster to compare and contrast them. Don’t forget the Frame of Reference (National Geographic).

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Hurricanes http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0409/quickflicks/

Volcanoes http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0405/quickflicks/

Tornadoes http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0401/quickflicks/

Tsunamis      http://www.powertolearn.com/BrainPOP/tsunami/index.shtml

Airheads

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Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, Natural Disasters, Science | Posted on December 2, 2010

Today we did some experiments with air to help us understand natural disasters. We learned 3 things:
1. Air takes up space.
2. Air has weight (although our experiment was inconclusive)
3. Air applies pressure . 

Video of air pressure experiment:  IMG_0704

Flow Map: Sequencing

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Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, Inquiry, Natural Disasters, Thinking Maps | Posted on November 19, 2010

The flow map is used to put things in order. To start, we sequenced what we would do on our best day. Then, we applied the Thinking Map to curriculum. The students put natural disasters in order from the most destructive to the least (the top 3). Then, we found out which countries have had the worst disasters and put them in order.