Mr. Yerington’s Updates

News and Information from Mr. Yerington’s Classroom

CLASSROOM NEWS – APRIL 2012

Posted by iateacher on April 10, 2012

Hello Parents, Guardians and Students:

Well, here we are in April!  Amazing.  School will be over before we know it!  The main subject of this issue of Mr. Yerington’s Classroom News is to update you on two projects your child is or will be starting soon.  Those would be the moon log and the rover project.

 

MOON LOGS

We started our moon logs on April 5.  Students will observe the moon every night until May 6.  They simply need to go out, look for the moon and draw it on their paper.  They should also include the time they observed.  If it’s cloudy students may write “cloudy” instead of the time and we will go over what the moon looked like each day in class.  The goal here is for students to notice and learn about the phases of the moon from full to new and everything in between!

 

ROVER PROJECT

The other project we are starting is the rover project.  Some students (those in periods 2, 3, and 4) received the information today.  The rest (period 6, 7, and 8) will get it tomorrow.  Students may choose one of two projects, but I suspect “most” of them will choose the rover or probe .  If they choose this they need to build a model of a rover or probe and write a couple of paragraphs describing what planet their rover or probe will go to, what data it will collect, why they choose that planet, how the rover/probe will get their, etc.  The rover/probe may be built out of almost anything: Legos, cardboard, wood, paper, styrofoam, etc!  I am encouraging creativity.  Students will show their rover/probe to the class and talk about it.

Those students who DO NOT wish to build a rover or probe need to find a current article on the internet that deals with a space topic.  They will then write either a a newspaper article (using the who, what, where, why, and how) or a script as if they were a TV news reporter.  This will be presented to the class.

Either project is worth 50 points and will be due May 1.

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me at eayeringATmachlinkDOTcom

Thanks!

Mr. Yerington

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