Thursday, November 19, 2015

National Geography Bee Comes to Memorial !!

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National Geographic's renowned education program that challenges kids in grades 5-8 to learn about the world and how it works.

All 5th graders will participate in the first preliminary competition in a paper multiple choice test to determine who the top scorers will be in each homeroom on Wednesday, November 25th on the 1/2 day.

Students can practice by taking the Daily Quiz on the Nat Geo Bee website:
Click here: Today's Quiz

There will be 6 preliminary competitions between November 25th and January 31rst to reveal Memorial's Nat Geo Bee Champion who will compete in an Online National Qualifying Test to see if they will qualify to continue onto the county/state competition. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kinesthetic Astronomy with Mr. Musselmen

Mr. Musselmen did a Kinesthetic Astronomy experiment to show 5th graders students how the Earth, Moon & Sun movements affect the seasons and when we can see the constellations.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Making a Scale Model of the Solar System

Today we attempted to make a scale model of the solar system on our soccer field.  See if you can notice all the planets and sun below or watch the video.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

5th Graders Look to the Stars

5th graders got to examine the night sky and recognize and identify patterns in the stars today in the Science Center's Star Lab today. Mr. Musselman was able to show the students what the sky looks like in a 24 hour period as well as the differences seen in the Summer and Night skies. This presentation kicks off Mrs. Burns Science unit on Earth, Moon and Stars.