Our science inquiry was a blast.... off! Today we looked at what would happen if we were expecting to go on a one month mission to Mars and something went wrong and now we and the rest of the crew have to figure out how to survive, get help and return to Earth. We looked at the space for supplies in our spaceship and what an actual rocket launch looks like. We learned that there isn't going to be much room and that most of the rocket that leaves earth is fuel capsules. We need to talk a little more about why they need so much fuel to get out of the Earth's atmosphere. We introduced the word propulsion. This is a bonus question... if you can bring a piece of paper with what propulsion means in your own words. IF you do this you will get an extra surprise tomorrow.
In gym we worked on face offs. We discussed how to to hold the stick for the best advantage. I think we are all ready to go to the NHL now!
Things to Remember:
1.) WE have an infestation at the school of fruit flies due to juice boxes. As of immediately there will be no more juice boxes allowed at Cranston School. Please find alternatives to drink for lunch. All juice boxes brought to the school will be sent home... sorry
2.) IF you have not posted your Mars information on KidBlog please do so as soon as possible.
3.) If you are having trouble responding to the question of the day please email Mrs. Bowles
4.) We will try to go outside for our Naturalization Inquiry - please dress for really cold weather
Question of the Day:
Given the new information in our science inquiry. Please tell us which mission specialist you would like to be:
1.) Botanist (agricultural engineer)
2.) Structural Engineer
3.) Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer
4.) Communication Expert
Also, tell us what you plan on doing to help you and the crew stay alive on Mars for however long we will be there