Jed's Journey: Over the Mountains
When Jed left the desert area, he began a journey over the mountains. Our T3 class learned about the mountains: how they were formed, the trees of the forests, rocks found in the mountains, etc. Students added 10 elements to their lap books. We used a rope to provide a visual of the circumference of one of the largest trees in California, and we estimated on the ground the distance to the top of the tallest tree in California.
Below are website links to the various videos we viewed in class, as well as links that were included in lap book elements. Note that some of the links may require a Discovery Education password. Our Education Coordinators can provide families with information about registering for this offering.
Class-time Videos and Links: click on each title to access the video/website.
Mountain Building Animation
Plate Tectonics quiz
Geology of Yosemite Valley
Trees: Oldest and Biggest Living Things
Lap-Book Links: click on each title to access the website links.
Jedediah Smith Park
In class we viewed a video that showed men measuring the height of the tallest tree in the world by climbing to the top and dropping a tape measure. Figure out a way to measure the height of a tree without climbing it! Be prepared to share your ideas at our next T3, or email to Mr. Meyer or Mrs. Lemos!
Visit Parks for Free!
Every Kid in a Park
The government's "Every Kid in a Park" offers free access to federal lands and waterways for 4th graders and their guests. Click to visit their website for details.
Take a peek at what we did in class! (Hover over each picture to read about it!)