Oct
10
Filed Under (blogging, writing) by Lee Kolbert on 10-10-2009

This blogpost was written by student, Jessica. I added the image created from here.

warninglabelWhat is a strong verb, you might ask?

This week in school we learned about how strong verbs can accent our writing. A strong verb is a more interesting word that makes your writing POP! For example instead of saying I walked to the front door, you could say I strolled to the front door. In the same way a strong man lifts weights, a strong verb “lifts up” your writing, to make it more appealing to the reader. Try to think of some strong verbs to replace these weak verbs:

  • He cleaned my clothes.
  • I have a new pair of pants.
  • Ann looked for signs to the park
  • I ate my ice cream.
  • She went to the woods.

By Jessica

Oct
07
Filed Under (science) by Lee Kolbert on 07-10-2009
Albert_Einstein__1879_1955____mediumElly is our Blogger of the Week. This post is written “as is” from Elly.

This week in science we talked about matter. Matter takes up space. Even gases take up space. All matter has density. Density is how much matter is in something. All matter has physical properties like color. Once you look into an empty glass again, you see it differently. See if it matters.

In my opinion, matter is quite fascinating. I think it’s interesting because all of the experiments you can do with water and ice.

Speaking of experiments, here’s one you can do:

“Melt Away”

Materials:
empty milk carton
water
freezer
large bowl
salt

Directions:

  1. Fill the empty milk carton with water.
  2. Put it in the freezer and leave it over night.
  3. The next day, takethe ice out and put it in a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle on some salt.

What happened? Post it here! Give us some other experiments to do.

Image Source: Albert Einstein (1879-1955). IRC. 2005.
Discovery Education. 7 October 2009