Wednesday, January 30, 2008

For the Compendium

Homeroomies, you need to answer this question on your class blogs. Remember to think reflectively before posting, 'cause we will all be reading them. The questions is, "Why did the results of the experiments change from group to group?" I gave you my opinion yesterday and today you get to share yours.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Mr. President


Get a Voki now!

My Weekend

I spent most of this weekend reflecting on my teaching and how to become more involved in reflection (looking back and evaluating myself). I did some surfing to find teachers that do this on their blogs but had a hard time finding any. Mostly, I find teachers or instructional technology professionals writing about big picture ideas. I wanted to find people talking about what they do in their classroom and how it worked. I decided to ask on my Ning site Classroom 2.0. Here is the link to the discussion page. Mathew Needleman posted his site Creating Lifelong Learners and Teaching in the Inner City. Both of these teachers work in the Los Angeles area. I added both sites to my Bloglines feed.

Next I checked my Twitter page to see what was going on and I noticed Jeff Utecht writing that his classes had been canceled for tomorrow because of snow. His post was at 1:00 A.M. Central time. I was curious about where he was teaching so I did some research. He teaches in China! Here is a link to his blog The Thinking Stick. In 20 minute I traveled from Missouri to Los Angeles to Shanghai, China.

So I guess my question is: Where did you go this weekend?

Friday, January 25, 2008

Word Study Words


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Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Water in the Geosphere Definitions

Deposition- where earth stops moving after erosion takes place

Erosion-earth is moved by water from place to place

Evaporation-water in liquid form changing to water vapor when heat is added

Freshwater-water without a high salt content

Groundwater-water in the ground

Lakes-large body of fresh water

Rivers-a large stream that flows in a definite course

Runoff-water moving on the surface of the earth

Saltwater-water with a high salt content

Streams-water that flows in a definite course; smaller than a river

Water Conservation-working to not waste water




Gabcast! Mr. C's Class Gabcast Blog #0

Friday, January 18, 2008

Why Don't the Numbers Add Up?


This graphic is taken from the Fayette County Groundwater Conservation District

The video The Case of the Mysterious Neighbor by the Missouri Botanical Garden says only one-tenth of one percent is usable water. The above graphic says three-tenths of one percent is usable. Why is there such a big difference?

Here is a link to some more interesting information about water from The York Children's Water Festival.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Water Molecules in the Air

BubbleShare: Share photos - Safe Toys

Monday, January 14, 2008

Water in the Atmosphere Vocabulary Words

Photo by K-Girl

cirrus, cumulus, stratus, water vapor, water droplet, snow, condensation particle, atmosphere

Reading Vocabulary Words

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Word Study Words for 1-14

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Water Cycle Links

Here are a few good water cycle links you can use as you explore how the water cycle works.

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/water.html

http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/riversandcoasts/water_cycle/rivers/pg_02_flash.shtml

http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/WEATHER/watercycle.html


Remember Friday, January 11 you will be expected to create a water cycle diagram using cut paper labeling and defining the seven terms we identified in class: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, runoff, groundwater, transpiration, and water cycle.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Investigate 1 Model of the Water Cycle


What source of energy in this experiment caused the water to evaporate (change from liquid water to water vapor)?

Monday, January 07, 2008

Water Unit Words to Know

evaporation condensation precipitation groundwater runoff lake river stream ocean hydrosphere geosphere atmosphere transpiration

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Important Words for Weslandia

Word Study Words

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Vocabulary Words

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