For some reason, I've always thought that the idea of having a twin was cool, so I take every possible opportunity to write a story about twins.
Seals spend much of their lives in water! Some examples are below.
There are lots of ways living things use water, and here are five of them:
Today in Science Class, we are all studying how a specific job relates to or uses water. The job I studied was a Chemist. The book says that
"Chemists put chemicals together and take them apart to create new substances or solve problems. While most chemists work in a laboratory, some of them also work outside. One type of chemist who studies ways to keep our world from being polluted is called an environmental chemist. They test the water to judge bow clean it is and make suggestions about how to keep it safe for use by living things."
I would have translated all this into 5th grade language, but by the time I got half way through the first sentence, I realized the paragraph was really as simple as they could possibly make it. Therefore, I continued researching on the internet. The page said,
Water chemists study the impact of water on elements in other ecosystems and how their interactions affect water and water quality. Water chemists also may design and implement processes that manage these ecosystems' interactions more effectively. These highly trained professionals study both groundwater and surface water and examine currents, soil infiltration and the effects that outside sources like weather and soil erosion create on water ecosystems.
I decided this part had better be simplified so that I could understand it better. I came up with:
Water chemists study the effect of water on parts in other ecosystems and how their interactions change water and water quality. Water chemists also may design and implement processes that manage these ecosystems' interactions more effectively. These highly trained pros study both groundwater and surface water and look closely at currents, soil infiltration, and the effects that outside sources like weather and soil erosion create on water ecosystems.
You might have noticed that I didn't change much. That was because I just really couldn't come up with simpler replacements for a lot of those hard words. Turns out translating to 5th grade language isn't as easy as I thought. Anyway, using information from all the above paragraphs, I am writing my own summary for this topic...
Water is important in a chemists everyday work because environmental chemists study pretty much nothing but how to make the water cleaner and safer. They can test the water to find out how clean it is, and make suggestions about how to keep it safe, or make it safer. Regular chemists also need water, because all the chemicals they're experimenting with MUST have a basis of water for them to be liquids. Their job is to mix and match chemicals, and to try and find solutions to problems. One of these problems is how to keep water safe, therefore back to the environmental chemists!
These are just my opinions, so no offense to anyone!
I think we should let each other know when we said something incorrect, not during the presentation, but afterwards, like at lunch or recess. We should also tell each other when we thought they did something really awesome. This also should be after the presentation. I think it's a strong point that we shouldn't name names. We could just say things like, "For people doing presentations, it would probably be a good idea to make the slide clearer, so everyone can understand them." That way, nobody feels like their project specifically was criticized. Also, there are no hard feelings or anything.
Corinne--writer, reader, musician, skater, horseback rider, 10 years old, big sister, dog lover, member of Mr. Solarz' awesome 5th grade class.