You have talked about the 4 c's in your class and we have also discussed the 4 c's in here. We will start by taking this short Kahoot and testing our knowledge about these 4 important words that all begin with the letter c! Click here or go to kahoot.it to access the quiz.
The 4 c's are communicate, collaborate, creativity and critical thinking. What do each of these words mean? Take a moment to share with the person next to you, and then we will discuss as a class. Communication- talking and listening, sharing ideas with others Collaborating- working with someone else or a group of people. Everyone should be contributing their ideas and opinions and treating their group members with respect. Creativity- Coming up with new and unique ideas, making something your own Critical Thinking- Not always thinking in the most obvious way
Our next STEM project we will be working on will use all four of the c's. You will be working in a group where you will collaborate and communicate. This project requires a lot of creativity and critical thinking as well! The project is called the CARDBOARD challenge! Third, fourth and fifth graders will all be participating and creating something that is unique and innovative, using cardboard! We will then take pictures of each group's creation and send these out to the Reedy Creek staff so they can vote on whose was the most innovative!
To inspire you, we are going to watch a video about a young boy named Caine. Caine was 9 years old when this video was filmed, but is now 13 years old. Caine lives in Los Angeles, California, in a part of town that does not have a lot of money. Caine's dad owns an auto part store where he sells car parts like bumpers, breaks and tires. Every weekend and during summer break, Caine goes to work with his dad. He gets very bored since there are no other kids to play with and the store does not get many customers. So Caine uses the 4 c's and creates a cardboard arcade. As we watch the video, look for examples of Caine using creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Click here to get to the video.
Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th. Click here to watch a Brainpop video about the armed forces. Then work with your group to answer the questions about the military and what role they play in our country. If you finish the questions you and your group may explore other videos on BrainPop.
You will be researching a particular world biome and taking notes about what you have learned. You will then write a travel announcement for that biome using your own research. We will be using the green screen and an app on the iPads called Do Ink to create green screen videos that look like you are really visiting the biome you are telling us about. To get information about the biomes here are some helpful links:
A food chain shows how each living things get food, and how nutrients and energy are passed from creature to creature. For example, grass produces its own food from sunlight. A rabbit eats the grass. A fox eats the rabbit. When the fox dies, bacteria break down its body, returning it to the soil where it provides nutrients for plants like grass. Today you will explore various food chains by playing the Food Chain game with your group members at your table. Afterwards, you will be using the Map Builder from Brain Pop to create a flow map food chain with a partner.