In the Spotlight (Elementary – 4/25/2012)

Wells Branch: 5th Grade Science- It’s a breath of fresh Oxygen!
In investigating the carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle to understand its significance to our survival, 5th grade students conducted a lab to look for evidence of photosynthesis. Students had to put on serious scientist thinking, as they looked for oxygen bubbles in test tubes with water plants, and then used an acid indicator that changes color to prove that photosynthesis had occurred. Students video recorded all their work and thinking. They will be spending the next few weeks editing and creating a final product that will explain what they learned.

More Great Technology Happenings on Elementary Campuses Around the District:
Robertson 2nd grade students research and create reports on animals. Visit the April 19, 2012 posting of “PebbleGo–A Rich Research Resource for Young Readers” at
Callison 2nd grade students take a virtual field trip. Visit “Virtual Field Trip!” at
Old Town 2nd grade students research and create timelines of life events of historical characters. Visit “Second Grade Time Lines are in Order” at
Cactus Ranch 3rd grade students use SMART Interactive tools in Music class. Visit “SMART Music” at
Wells Branch 3rd grade students blend webquests, real-life, math, and science. Visit “3rd Grade Webquesting!” at
Wells Branch 4th grade students use a webcam to stream and record live video of a caterpillar’s lifecycle. Visit
Wells Branch 5th grade students use webcam and video conferencing tool to have fun learning science. Visit “5th Graders Hanging Out…Google Style!” at

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