Today in science, we discussed how scientists use models to help them collect data and answer questions. We defined and compared two and three-dimensional models and discussed examples of each. One excellent example of a three-dimensional model we found was the tsunami research lab at Oregon State University.
I encourage all parents to watch the video with your child and have a discussion about it. This is a great example of how interesting and cool science can be.
4th grade is the year we learn about Oregon and you can’t get to know Oregon without getting to know the Columbia River. Our Northern border is loaded with rich history, natural beauty, and economic possibilities. If you get the chance, click on the link below to take a look at an incredible photo essay from Bruce Ely and Jamie Francis of the Oregonian and oregonlive.com.
I was recently introduced to this list. A helpful reminder to the mindset of the younger generations. Very interesting stuff.
I am planning on having a website available to students and parents all year. The website will include homework assignments, reminders, upcoming events, photos, and videos. I will do my best to update it regularly. This is my first time doing this, so we’ll see how it goes.