May Internet Activity #2
Directions:
Use your favorite Internet search engine and other WWW resources to answers these questions.

1. Read the story Two sisters and the cat. Answer the questions on the left side of the window.

Enter your score here.

Predict. Write three sentences about what happens next in the story.

 

 

 

 

2. Visit the Journey North website about migration and seasonal changes.
(Yes, you'll need to find it yourself.)

Name an animal that is migrating now.

 

Has the animal reached your state?

 

Is the animal going North or South? East or West, up or down?

 

Uncle Archi, who lives in Maine, is wondering when he should put out his hummingbird feeders.
He wants them to be available for the new arrivals. What do you suggest?

 

What tool on the website did you use to answer Uncle Archi question?

Why?

 

3. Select two colors found in your state's flag. Write the names of the colors in 4 different languages.
(Challenge yourself by including a language spoken on the African continent.)

 

 

 

 

4. The word compass is an example of a homophone or homonym. Explain.

 

Identify another example of a confusing word in the English language.

 

5. Check out the Encyclopedia of the Sanctuary of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

You are to make a similar encyclopedia about nature found in your locality.

Which groups would you include?

 

Name one locally found species for each group you listed.

 

6. Watch the MathFLIX video about ratios.

Write the ratios for your class.

Girls to boys

Girls to class

Class to teacher(s)

The school district reports that the student to computer ratio is 10:1.
In a class of 25 students, how many computers would there be?

 

7. May 1st is Law Day in the USA. What is meant by the phrase "the rule of law?"

 

8. Think outside the box. Explore A House Divided - America in the age of Lincoln.

The Civil War brought many changes to the United States.
What changes have the current wars caused in your life?

 

9. Watch Making Stuff Wilder PBS video. Suppose you have $1 million to invest in a research project.
Which one of the projects in the video would you fund? Why?

 

10. Each year, ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery honor the sacrifices of those who died for our country.

How does your community honor Memorial Day?

What role do you play in your community's events or how do you honor Memorial Day?

 

"Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood—the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life." President Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)

Finished already?

Explore the winning entry in the C-Span Student online videos 2012 | Student Cam videos winner 2013 and
Student Cam videos 2014

Which is the best? Explain your choice.

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May Fact Finder Copyright Activity
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Explore the Symphony Orchestra Water and Watershed stuff
Disease Detectives Tell the story of Polly Cooper at Valley Forge
Kelp Forest Web Cam 50 States Project - do one, do some, do them all.
Explore Science videos at DFTV - check it out and then do a Try It National Parks A-Z Internet hunt
Science of Speed - NASCAR + NSF = Fantastic Instruction Geometry 3D Shapes - Interactives
Nova Science online videos  

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Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. smiling icon Make Your Own Printed answer sheet

Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together.
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Standards:
NCTE Standard 3 - Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
NCTE Standard 8 - Students use a variety of technology and information resources to gather, synthesize, and communicate knowledge.
PA Academic Standards - History, Civics and Government, Science and Technology, Ecology and Environment, Reading Writing, Mathematics
ISTE Standard 3 - Technology productivity tools, ISTE Standard 5 - Technology research tools

Information Literacy Standards - Independent Learning