Whew!!!! We have returned from an awesome Thanksgiving break and are ready to get busy on all the wonderful things that these next two weeks hold in store! You are probably wondering about Waves, Wreaths, and Wayfaring Explorers. Well…
As we continued our study of sound in Science, we continued our investigations into sound WAVES! We learned about the concept of sound waves disturbing all forms of matter as they travel though gases such as air, liquids, and solids. We constructed diagrams of sound waves saw that the higher the pitch, the higher the frequency! Check out our experiment with pepper and a tambourine, using various pitches with our voices to make compression and rarefaction waves.
WAYFARING EXPLORERS topped our list of people who were courageous, intelligent, ingenious, Christ- like, and MEAN! The things that we “discovered” about Christopher Columbus, ( whose real name was Cristobol Colon) would make you quiver with disgust. We compared and contrasted explorers from Portugal, Spain, and England. Next week we will add some from the Netherlands, France, and China.
Now, speaking of WREATHS, we are making ornament wreaths on Monday for the Christmas tree in the front hallway of our school. WE are so excited about the “Super Hero Christmas Program” that will take place on December 18th. We are SUPER HEROES!!!!!!
I am happy to report that all fifth graders have memorized the entire 23rd Psalm from the King James Version! We are studying the concept of the Trinity in our Bible study this week and next week.
Check out a few pictures of our science experiment with various pitches and see how sound waves affected the pepper on our tambourine! Look for compression and rarefaction WAVES!