jueves, 20 de octubre de 2011

"Día de Muertos"

Hola vamos investigar sobre las tradiciones de los pueblos Mesoamericanos, especialmente sobre
el rito a los muertos.
En dónde se origina esta tradición,qué significado tenia el colocar cráneos de barro ,jade o vidrio.Hacia donde se suponía que se dirigían sus almas, qué les hacia pensar al levantar un altar.
Como lo puedes relacionar con la forma de conmemorar esta tradición en nuestros días se sigue creyendo igual que los antiguos pobladores.

miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011

Weathering, Erosion and Deposition

Weathering, erosion and deposition are three natural processes that change the surface of the Earth.

1.- Investigate the definition of each process and post it on the blog.

2.- Make a model using a box of milk:

Cut one of the bigger sides of the box.
Cut a little pice from one of the smaller sides of the box.
Fill the box with soil.
Use a plastic glass and a straw to simulate a river.

3.- Explain what happened. When did the weathering, erosion and deposition processes took place?

4.-Write your comments on the blog using the structure: Making the model I observed that...

martes, 18 de octubre de 2011

Halloween traditions

For this project we will find out:

1.- Which are the Halloween traditions of the next countries: Australia, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Vietnam.

2.- We will make an information card of each country and will upload photos to share our work.

3.- Now that we know about different traditions you can tell what you think about them. Which traditions you like? Which ones you don't like? Do you think is important to respect all the different traditions? Why?

4.- For HOMEWORK: Talk to your parents and other adults that you know. Ask them the next questions: Did they celebrate halloween when they where kids? Why or Why not? How did you celebrate it? Did you celabrate other festivities (Day of the death or All Saints Day)as a kid?

5.- Post the answers using the next structure: After talking with.... (my mom, my dad, my grandmother, my grandfather, etc.) I learned that....

6.- We will be searching for information about Halloween:

In which country was Halloween invented? Why was Halloween celebrated originally?, Why do we use costumes and go trick or treating in Halloween?

7.-We will make visual aids to explain secon grades the traditions of Halloween.

8.-We will explain second graders the traditions of Halloween.

martes, 11 de octubre de 2011

The layers of the Earth

The earth is divided in three layers:

CRUST.- The outer layer on which we walk. Is made of rock. It is divided in pieces called TECTONIC PLATES. There are two kind the land called Continental crust and the water called Oceanic crust.

MANTLE.- Is the middle layer and the thickest one. Is made of hot rock.

CORE.- It is the center of the Earth. Is a metallic ball made mostly of iron, with some nickel. It is made up of two parts: the Outer Core that is liquid and the Inner Core that is solid.


1.-If we start digging a hole in a park can we get to the mantle? Why or why not?

2.- What is a volcano? In which layer does volcanoes form?

3.- What causes the earthquakes and volcano activity?

4.- Can we see the core from the space? Why or why not?