Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer School

The past four weeks have flown by! We have had a blast here at summer school! Thank you all for coming every day ready to learn while having fun! We have learned a lot of neat, new information and have gone on some fun field trips! 
What were some of your favorite things you did in summer school this past month?
What new information did you learn?
Did you surprise yourself with any of the experiments and activities?
Let's take time to reflect about our time here at Woodview ACE Summer School!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

If you decide to go to the Moon, you should know that...

Today we read, If You Decide to Go to the Moon

After reading, we answered five questions...
1.) What do you feel like when you are blasting off?
2.) What is it like to walk on the Moon?
3.) Why can't you make noise on the Moon?
4.) What does the surface of the Moon look like?
5.) What did the astronauts in 1969 leave on the surface of the Moon?






Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Astronauts

Today we learned about Astronauts!

After reading the Astronaut Handbook, we made Astronaut stories and illustrations of our own!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Field Trip to the Port of Houston

Today we went on a boat ride at the port of Houston. We couldn't wait to board the ship!


Here we go!!!

CHEESE!























Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Field Trip to the Weather Museum

We had so much fun at the Weather Museum today!

We went into a hurricane machine that had winds up to 70 mph blowing on us! It was so fun!




















We were given some cool weather t-shirts!

We learned about flooding and how the Houston area has built retention ponds to help handle flooding.

 Our guide, who is a Meteorologist, did an experiment with us representing low and high pressure.






We went in front of the green screen and presented a weather report just like real Meteorologists!

We had so much fun trying to figure out how to point to certain areas on the Map. We found Low and High pressure areas and were able to show the path of the fronts each were bringing.

A lot of us found that it was tricky to watch the screen and point to what we were trying to! It took practice!





We learned about hurricanes and the history of the severity of storms. When a storm is really bad they will retire the name and not use it again. To chose names they go down in alphabetical order, alternating by male and female names. We learned about Hurricane Catrina and Rita, since they happened before most of us were born. We also learned about IKE, because most of us were too young to remember.The storm that caused the most devastation in our Area was the Great Storm of 1900, that hit Galveston. 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Our Research

We are researching about the Planets and will make trading cards with all of the neat fun facts we learn!




Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Galaxies

Today we learned about Galaxies. There are three different types of galaxies. spiral, elliptical and irregular. Our galaxy, 'The Milky Way' is a spiral galaxy. If the Earth were in an elliptical galaxy, we would not have night. It would be bright, both day and night!

Here is what spiral galaxies look like.

 Here are examples of elliptical galaxies.

Lastly, If a galaxy doesn't fit into the other two categories. It is an irregular galaxy.

After learning about the different types of galaxies, we made our own! First, we got a coffee filter and decorated it with neat designs using markers. Then we dropped water on it and watched the colors blend together. Our galaxies were all unique!


Once our galaxies were finished drying, we added them to our universe board and gave them all names!





Here is our awesome universe! We had fun creating this neat illustration!