Who Else Wants Water In My Community?


Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in ePals, Inquiry, Uncategorized, Water | Posted on November 15, 2010

We have observed and analyzed our own personal water use. The average American person uses 150 gallons per day.

Today we are going to look other groups of people that need water in our community.
-Residential (homes)
-Industry & Commercial (business)
-Agriculture (Farming)

Check out these resources.  What do you notice?  Write down your findings in your notebook so you can share this with your ePals. 



For homework: (Due by 11/30)

Email #2

  • Respond to your ePals’ comments and questions.
  • Ask your ePals questions and make comments about your ePals’ prior emails.
  • Tell your ePals about the community in which we live. Explain what community water needs are most prominent in our community.
  • Wiki (for those not doing ePals):

    Choose a linked word or words on the wiki  to write about.

    An Invitation on 10/10/10


    Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 4th GATErs, Global Warming, Inquiry, Science | Posted on October 5, 2010

    In searching for information to support us in our 4th grade project on Global Warming, I found a group called 350.0rg that is hosting a party to help fight global warming.  What is 350? 350 is the level of CO2 in the atmosphere that is safe.  Right now we are at 390 ppm.

    What can you do to help?

    Top Ideas For 10/10/10 Events

    • #1 Organize a Tree Planting
    • #2 Go Solar
    • #3 Work on a Community Garden or an Organic Farm
    • #4 Go For a Bike Ride
    • #5 Harness the Wind
    • #6 Get Efficient
    • #7 Do a trash cleanup

    Please take pictures, draw a picture, write a post about what you did to help with Global Warming! I will turn it in to 350.org to show them!

    PS- This doesn’t have to be just 4th grade!

    Help us make learning come alive!


    Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in Inquiry | Posted on September 19, 2010

    I am so excited about the Inquiry Projects each grade voted on. I think they are all equally interesting and I can’t wait to see what we are going to learn.

    –4th grade: Global Warming
    –5th grade: Natural Disasters
    –6th grade: Water

    Parents/Community- if you or someone you know works in any of these areas, we would love to learn from them! We could email them, Skype, or invite them in as guest speakers.