Monday, March 18, 2019

Egg Drop Project

You CAN  have all your eggs in 1 Basket

We are going to be covering several science concepts with the EGG DROP PROJECT!!
Kinetic energy- energy in motion
Potential energy- stored energy
Conservation of energy- how energy is changed from one form to another
Newton’s Laws of Motion 1-3

  • Your project will be dropped from a very high point.   
  • You have to produce a package made mostly from recycled materials.   
  • It must not be larger than 30 x 30 centimeters.
  • All work must be done in class as a group project
  • There  will be 2 eggs and both must remain unbroken
  • Must be an original design
  • The egg must be put into the design on the day of the competition. The design must allow for easy opening and inspection of the eggs.
  • Repairs requiring additional materials will not be allowed once the competition has begun.
  • No glass containers
  • Be prepared to clean up a mess, if necessary
  • Due April 3
Questions to think about:
  1. Should your container be made rigid; or is it better if it collapses?
  2. Should the egg be able to move, or should it be held immobile?
  3. What types of materials or structures will absorb the shock of impact?
  4. What types of materials will contain the egg if it breaks?

Possible recycled materials:
Paper, tape, cardboard, balsa wood, rubber bands, string, feathers, glue, straws, plastic wrap, bubble wrap, toothpicks, cotton balls, soda bottles, water bottles, etc…
(no hot glue)

Required Materials:
  • 2 eggs supplied by the teacher
  • Recycled goods (washed or wiped down clean)
  • Poster

Required information to be included on the
  • Mass of the container plus 2 eggs
  • Surface Area of the container
  • Title
  • Volume of the container
  • Where did the recycled items come from?
  • Diagram of the container
  • Pictures

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Arch/ Cardinal field trip

Dear Parents,
5th Grade is going to St. Louis for a field trip on Wednesday, April 24th. Students will need to ride the bus there but will be able to ride home with a parent.  Our first stop will be the Arch, we will need to be there by 10:00 a.m. The cost to ride the tram up to the top will be $8 per child and $9 per adult and we must have an exact count ahead of time for the reservation.  There is no fee to enter the Arch to look around the new museum. Students are NOT required to go up into the Arch. Next, we will go to Busch Stadium to watch the Cardinals vs Brewers during KSDK Weather Bash Day.  The tickets to the ballgame will be $19.00 per person and include a hotdog, chips, and drink. Since this is a school sponsored trip, we ask adults not to purchase alcohol.  Parking usually runs $20-$25 per vehicle.
Students may eat breakfast at school, then we will leave at 8:00 am. The ballgame starts at 12:15 pm and we will return around 6:00-6:30 (pending we don’t get lost or the hiway is closed, both have happened before!).  Parents are welcome to join us at any point along the way. Let me know if you will need your ticket(s) ahead of time if you plan to meet us there.
Please return the form along with the ticket money by March 7 to Mrs. Campbell.  We cannot accept checks because the school will not be able to cash them.
Name _______________________________
# of tickets for the Arch Tram (x$8 per child _______
x$9 per adult) cash only, to the top

# of tickets to the ballgame (x$19.00)       _______
(CASH only)
(Please send correct change)Total    $______  
Please provide a phone number so we can call on the way home or contact you in case of emergency.

Phone _________________  Date _______________________
Parent Signature ______________________________________

If you are not able to go on the trip after you have paid, we cannot return your money because a reservation has been made for that amount.  If you need to send a replacement (Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts, or Uncles) please let us know as soon as possible.

Friday, October 5, 2018

We Are 5th Graders

May 10, 2019

May 13 or 14 AR Reward Day (Depends on weather) Lion's Club Park
May 15 K-2 awards 8:30; 3-5 Awards 9:30/ Celebrate summer birthdays
May 15 Last Day of School 1/2 day
May 20 First Day of Summer School

Thank you for attending the DARE Graduation. It was a great day for our students to share their accomplishments with family and friends.

The AR reward trip to Lion's Club will be May 13 or 14. We will be watching the weather for the best day.

Math: Ordered pairs, graphing
Science: Animal behavior
Social Studies: Civil War, US States and Capitals

Dress up Days next week: Monday (13) workout, 80s; Tuesday (14) Wear White

The LAST DAY students may bring a beach towel or blanket to set on to eat

Thank you for a GREAT YEAR in 5th grade.  This is a special group of students who are co-operative, positive, flexible and hard-working.  They have worked hard to accomplish a lot every day.   I love them all and can't wait to see the wonderful things they are going to do!