Communities
If you could pick somewhere else to live in the world, where would it be? Would you live in a big city like San Francisco? Or maybe you would like to live on a farm.

Today’s Activities

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Communities

What kind of community do we live in? Is it an urban, suburban, or rural community?

Find out more about these different places to live by watching this video.

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Spinning Math

Did you know that while Earth orbits the sun, it is also spinning?

Have fun playing this spinning math game. If you do not have a printer, you can copy the circles on a piece of paper.

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Rural, Suburban, and Urban

Find out more about Rural, Suburban, and Urban communities by watching this BrainPOP.

Take a little quiz on what you learned, by answering the questions on this paper.

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Google Earth Scavenger Hunt

Grab a grown up and try this Google Earth scavenger hunt!

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Build!

Build an urban, suburban, or rural structure!

Join the ELO Virtual Architecture Expo! Listen to the story, “Iggy Peck, Architect” and hear the rules for the contest.

Then you can start building your own creation! The deadline is May 15th.

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What Matters?

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Camping

Camping

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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

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