On March 29th, 30th and 31st we have been in Treasure Island for camp. There were lots of activities and we were put in a tent group of 3’s or 4’s. There were also different groups and we had rotations that we had to do.
One of the activity that I enjoyed the most was the raft building because we had to build our own rafts with the materials that we have gotten and use them to build one. The exciting part was when we got to ride on our rafts into the water. I got soaked.
I experienced quite a few things that I’ve never experienced before. I have never experienced building a raft, setting up a tent or spending the night without one of my family members.
The thing that I would remember the most would probably be sleeping in tents because I have never slept in a tent before. The last time I went camping was in my old school but we slept in dorms.
One of the most challenging thing was setting up the tent because I have never set up a tent before but it was pretty fun.
From this camp experience I have learned how to survive outdoors and taking care of yourself and being independent.
This camp experience would be the highlight of grade 4.
On Monday I have been watching a video on brainpop about the Everglades then made a mind map. The Everglades is one of the world’s largest wetlands. That’s an area where the soil is completely soaked with water, either year round or seasonally. It all starts in central Florida, near Orlando.The Everglades is located in southern Florida and covers more than 4,000 square miles. In fact before south Florida became populated in the 20th century the Everglades took up one-third of the state.The Everglades are often called the river of grass because in the Everglades is covered up in wet grass. Much of the Everglades is a slow-moving river, but it also includes swamps, coastal islands, and lots of other ecosystems. Islands in the Everglades are called Hammocks rise up from water throughout the Everglades. In coastal areas, where fresh and saltwater mix, there are mangrove forests. There the Kissimmee river flows southward into the lake okeechobee.
These are the new facts about the Everglades that I learned about. This topic is really interesting I really enjoy it.
On March 15th some people have been watching the video about Biomes and had to make a mind map after we the video.
The video said that a biome an interdependent system of plants, animals and land. There are countless species of plants and animals living on earth. A sort of large region with similar ecosystems.
The Subarctic taiga has cool summers and cold winters.
Animals can suffer so they have to survive in the cold days. Grasslands, or Savanna are found in areas like Central Africa. The biome has hot rainy seasons and a cold dry season; with not many trees and lots of grasslands, surprisingly enough. Just for the record, Utah consists mainly of the desert biome. Deserts get less than 10 cm of rain each year. Tropical rainforests are found in areas along the equator. The vines and the trees form a lush jungle, where all sorts of undiscovered species lie.
This topic is really interesting. I enjoyed it so much !
This week we’ve been inquiring into our new unit Sharing the planet. So today we have been watching a Brainpop video about Ecosystems. The video talks about what are Ecosystems and what types of Ecosystems there are. After we watched the video we made a Mind map. We had to create a mind map about the videos and what is related to it. The video said that an ecosystem is when a made up living and nonliving things that interact with each other. In an ecosystem, communities can be divided into different populations. Populations are made up of just one type of organism. Ecosystems are categorized by the amount of rainfall and sunlight they get, and the condition of the soil.Plants and animals that live in the desert have to be able to survive without water for long periods. And the sun is intense. Every organism has it’s own home which is called a habitat. There are water ecosystems too, like ponds, rivers and oceans.
When we started to inquire into this unit I’m starting to like it even more than I used to. I love doing mind maps.