We had a great trip to the Tiffen Centre on Wednesday. We played predator and prey, camouflage, and learned about local habitats. We even saw Bob and Patrick - look out for the SCAT!
Grade 4 Gingerbread S.T.E.M. Activity - A success ( for most!) Our Gingerbread S.T.E.M. activity required an understanding of a variety of numeracy concepts including area, perimeter, money, addition and subtraction. Students were asked to create a plan for a gingerbread house. They had $20 of class money to buy all materials, and had to develop a plan for a house surrounded by a fence. They were provided with a pricing list of materials, and in order to stay within budget they had to carefully consider the lengths and cost of all required items. Plans and budgets were sent home today.
Fun in the SNOW and PJ Day.
Our Tiffen BioBlitz Thanks to Grant for helping us find evidence of living things in our own backyard. We faced blistering winds and intermittent snow squalls but we still a great outdoor experience. Ask me about some of the things we discussed: - beavers build dams to flood land, flooded land makes poplar trees grow, beavers love to eat poplar trees -wood peckers dig in bark for insects causing holes - if animals stay warm, they don't need as much food - squirrel nests are mostly leaves on high thin branches (we saw squirrel tracks and a squirrel) - birds make their nests with brush, twigs, grass, sticks, leaves, mud - birds build nests where predators can't get to them (we found a nest protected by a thorn bush) - animals collect food in different ways - the natural habitat of an animal is wherever it goes not just where it sleeps - Animals are part of an Ecosystem - Animals have a Community - a symbiotic relationship is when both things benefit
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