The Great American Foot Race/Andy Payne (Long Article - The Foot Race Across America) Oral Language/Writing Prompt: - What do you imagine it was like to run in the Great American Foot Race? (I imagine that ____.)
Amazon Animals (Beetles, Macaws and Pacas) (Short Article - Paca and the Beetle) Oral Language/Writing Prompt: - Tell an interesting fact you learned about each one of these animals. (A fact I learned about the _____ is _____.)
Flying Beetle in Slow Motion (1 min, 19 sec)
Macaw Birds in the Amazon Jungle (2 min)
Baby Paca at San Diego Safari Park (1 min, 31 sec)
Magnet Videos (Long Article - The Power of Magnets, Short Article - Electromagnets and You, Poetry - Science Fair Project/Magnet) Oral Language/Writing Prompts: - Explain what you know about how magnets work. (Teachers may want to write key vocabulary on the board) - What are some things that magnets would make easier to do? (It would be easier to _____ with a magnet because _____.)
Magnets & Magnetism - Bill Nye (3 min, 17 sec)
Magnetic Force - Grade 1 2 3 Science Experiments (2 min, 3 sec)
Electromagnet: A Fun, At Home Experiment (2 min, 20 sec)
Erik Weihenmayer Videos (Long Article - Becoming Anything He Wants To Be) Oral Language/Writing Prompts: - What lessons can someone who is not blind learn from Erik Weihenmayer? - Describe a time you wanted to do something that no one believed you could do. Did you do it? Why or why not?
The Climb - Erik Weihenmayer (3 min, 58 sec)
Touching the Top of Everest - 1st Blind Ascent (1 min, 25 sec)
Paddling Blind with Erik Weihenmayer (7 min, 15 sec) Learn about Erik's current goal and how he's working to make it happen!
Green Belts Testing for Blue Belt (3 min, 21 sec) (Short Article - My Blue Belt Day!)