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Is That A String of Pearls in the Sky? Take a look at this video. What do you notice? What do you wonder? Share your thoughts with someone and ask them to share their ideas.
If you didn’t guess, those lights moving across the sky are satellites, specifically Starlink Satellites being launched into space by a company owned by Elon Musk. There are a lot of man-made satellites orbiting Earth already, and some people are worried that launching a bunch more into space is ruining the beauty of our night skies. On the other hand, satellites are needed for many things we use everyday, like cell phones and television. Read this article in Forbes magazine to find out more.
What do you think? Should we try to stop more man-made satellites from being launched, or do we need to allow more to replace old satellites and make sure we can keep using the technologies we are used to? Write a persuasive essay to convince others of your opinion. You can use this For and Against Template to think of all the reasons supporting each side of the debate, and this Persuasive Writing Planning Template to plan your essay.
Create your own rocket launcher! Try this experiment from Jessica Brouns of Soulsbyville Elementary School using materials you may have around your house.
Lines of Symmetry
Lines of Symmetry: Explore this and other topics in these math problems.
Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with this page which offer more basic math problems!
Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with this worksheets to target foundational math skills!
This is a famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh titled Starry Night. Notice how the artist used little lines of paint in different shades of blue and yellow to make swirls that make the night sky look like it is full of movement. Follow this art tutorial by Mr. New to create your own artwork inspired by this piece.
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Speech & Language
Focus on giving information: Choose objects in your house that could be used to make a simple lever, wedge, or inclined plane. Using just your words, tell a family member or friend how to build the machine.
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Year in Review
Today's ActivitiesThe events you are living through today will be part of history tomorrow. Stories people write about parts of their lives can be used by people in the future to learn about the past. Learn more with this BrainPOP Jr. video. What will your future...
Today's ActivitiesDiscuss this picture with an adult at home. What do you think it means? Why do you think the illustrator chose an iceberg to represent success? Lookup any of the words under the water, labeled “What People Don’t See,” that you don’t know in a...
Today's ActivitiesWatch “Miss Nelson Has a Field Day” and fill out this story map to describe the plot elements.First, draw a large chalk 10 by 10 grid on the blacktop or sidewalk. Mark the numbers 1 through 10 along the top and down the left side. Get beanbags (or...