Look at each of these images below. Can you tell what each of them are? Do you think you know what their main function and purpose is?
Make sure you study hard, review your notes, and you will ROCK this Science Test.
This quarter we will be studying some exciting new topics as we research the process in which our bodies function. Each day we will discuss an essential question that will help gain a strong understanding of the way our body is designed.
Lesson 1 - How do the bones, joints, and muscles work together?
Lesson 2 - How are rodent and human skeletal systems similar and different?
Lesson 3 - How many bones are in each subset of our skeletal system?
Lesson 4 - What is it like to perform everyday activities without a thumb?
Lesson 5 - What physical features allow us to perform intricate everyday tasks?
Lesson 7 - How are the bones and joints in humans and other animals similar and different?
Lesson 8 - What causes the bones in our legs to move?
Lesson 9 - How do muscles attach to the bones to make movement possible?
Lesson 10 -How is the arm model similar and different than the leg and thumb models?
Lesson 11 - What is skin? How does skin protect our bodies?
Lesson 13 - What causes us to move or respond in various situations?
Lesson 14 - What factors might affect the response time?
Lesson 15 - Why might one hand have a quicker response time?
Lesson 16 - How do forces affect the speed and direction of objects?
The Incredible Human Machine
It's interesting to learn why certain people care about certain things. Why do American's love football? Why do Italians love food? We tend to love and care about the things our families loved and cared about. The best thing that I have learned about kids is that they love everyone and everything unconditionally. Never before would you ever catch me thinking twice about a snail, but ever since my kids started caring about our new found friend "Buddy" none of us can seem to get him off our minds. We love him, we've learned how to take care of him, and now I have more pictures him on my phone than I do my own family. (shh. no one needs to know that.)
Turns out, Buddy's favorite food is apple rinds. After reading lots about them, we learned that snails have a very healthy diet. They eat spinach, leaves, apples, and potatoes.
I wonder what kinds of things snails care about?
Meet our new class pet, BUDDY!
We have all been very eager and willing to learn as much as we possibly can about snails so that we can care for him. We made him a moist home with plenty of ventilation, with lots of room to roam around.
Meet our other new friends, Henry and Mudge, and Camilla and Callie. The more we care about them and for them, the more we see them growing and growing and growing. Callie is kind of shy, and off to a slow start but we know she is still growing. She hasn't decided that she's ready yet to pop out and meet us, but we will be patiently waiting and hoping she starts to feel brave.