For Earth Day in class we took a nature walk outside and appreciated how pretty our earth is. I think the purpose was to show us how important it is to protect the nature surrounding us. While I was walking around I was noticing a lot of beautiful things and Mr. Solarz showed us how the buds on some trees change through out the season of Spring.
How a parrot fish uses water
Drinking and Eating:
Fish use water to get food and to drink.
Fish also use water to get air and for a place to live.
Fish keep clean by getting rid of their bodies waste in water.
They also automatically keep clean because they live in water.
I am assuming that fish use water to also play around in with there "fish friends".
Fish use water as a home.
Fish began their lives and their children's lives in water.
Parrot fish also die in water.
Living things use water to get refreshed to get hydrated. Also, living things use water to clean themselves, cars, the dishes and more. Another example is how fish get their air from water. A third way that living things use water is getting food. Also if you were a plant you would need water to stay alive. One final way is that birds use water for keeping the ability to fly and they use water for a place to land.
I think that in the world we should have limits on our power. I think this because if there are no limits someone could take advantage, or abuse there power and use it towards something negative like hurting someone. If the president had no limits or did not enforce the constitution they would be allowed to make any laws, or do whatever they want. In order for the government to go smoothly we need limits on power. If someone were to go beyond these limits they should go to court to determine what the necessary.
For the past few weeks I have been working with my passion of the solar system. During passion time I had the chance to research about the solar system and figure out the answer to my passion question. Here is a video of my presentation: http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=UzTF3FQnNwk
Here are the close up pictures of both of my posters.
I could not take a picture of the interesting facts paragraph so i could tell you some.
The interesting facts I found were off of the website called makemegenius.com
Here is a link: http://www.makemegenius.com/cool_facts.php?mId=43
The Solar System
In America the colonists in the British colonies were mostly farmers with their family members working on the farm but, some had indentured servants which are people who traded there work for a lot of money to pay for their trip form Europe to the colonies. Also the British colonies had many farm animals such as cows, hogs, sheep, and horses. People were more intelligent in the middle colonies than any other nation in the world. Lots of colonists could read and write. An Addition to that the British colonists were lucky and had rights that other nations did not have such as the right to belief in your own religions, and more people had the right to vote in the area which they lived in. In the 1770s the Americans were undecided of what kind of government they wanted. They were questioning if their King was really protecting their rights. Many arguments, speeches, and books occurred as they tried to come to a decision of what was best for the colonies.
Today we are starting another one of our mystery skypes. We are now starting off by greeting each other and telling things about our schools. After we are finished that we started asking yes or no questions. If the response is yes the team gets a bonus question but, there is only one bonus question. We are asking questions based on the recent responses from them. The other class is asking pretty creative questions, they also shared a creative thing they use called Mimal. Mimal is a man on the U.S.A. map. The borders of some states shape out a man. They named this Mimal. The other class got our state very quick and we are still having a bit a trouble. Now we are getting close, we now know that they border the state of Nevada. Yah! We got it they live in California! After we figured that out we got a follow up and we know now that they live in southern California. We are now narrowing it down to what county they live in. WE are running out of time so we are going to use the remaining time to ask questions about each other and tell each other what school we live in.
Today we went on a field trip to the Brookfield zoo! We got to go in groups of ten people with one chaperone. We got to pick the people we wanted in our group even with people in the other classes! As we went throughout the zoo we had a scavenger hunt looking for certain facts about animals. The first ones to find everything got an afternoon snack if you haven't already brought one. It was lots of fun. In my group with Mr. Solarz we say different varieties of birds, bears, reptiles, fish, turtles, a bunch of geese, and a lion that woke up and started to come right up to the window. If the glass was not there I could reach out and touch it. The gorillas we saw we in some trees looking around at us. They looked like they could actually understand us as we said hi. Some exhibits did not have any glass built up inside with such as the bat exhibit! It was pretty cool when we went in there because when we looked up we could see the bats right above us, it was pretty scary. We also saw hippos, and wolves and they were outside. As we walked along we learned lots of interesting facts about the animals and how we can help save the species. Did you know when kangaroos are just born they are about the size of a jelly bean and weigh as much as a penny? All of this fun was going on throughout the day, and the zoo let us do this for free! It was really cool, I hope to go back there s