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1 GATE Compliance Maureen Blaes May 28, 2009

2 Differentiated Instruction  Elements of Depth and Complexity

3 Differentiated Instruction Universal Theme: Change

4 Scholarly Attributes Setting goals Exercising our intellect Saving our information Possessing academic humility Coming to class prepared Seeing things from different perspectives Taking time to think/ “ponder” Using varied resources for information Asking meaningful questions

5 Intellectual Traits Intellectual Leadership  Willingness to guide, lead, or direct in intellectual circumstance Intellectual Courage  Attempting difficult learning situations with bravery Intellectual Humility  To be humble not boastful of your intellectual ability Intellectual Aggressiveness  To be assertive or active when using your intellect

6 Math  5 th Grade used the Glencoe Text  4 th Grade used the 5 th grade Math Text when it was appropriate  Extension lessons from the Scott Foresman Text or the Glencoe Text were sometimes used to expand the lesson

7 Prime factorization of 1000 Calculated the weight of 1,000 lbs. on other planets Measured the number of pennies in 1 foot then calculated the number of pennies in 1,000 feet Everyone shared pictures “a picture is worth a thousand words” Ended with 100Grand Candy Bars Celebrated 1,000 Day of School (5 th Grade) and the 100 Day of School (4 th Grade)

8 Celebrated National Pi(  ) Day on March 14 th (3/14) Students measured the circumference and the diameter of various circular items. Using the ratio the students calculated  Celebrated with pie

9 Shelly Counts Seashells Shelly collects seashells. One day she decided to count them. When she counted them by 2s, there was 1 left. When she counted them by 3s, there were 2 left. When she counted them by 4s, there were 3 left. When she counted them by 5s, there were 4 left. What's the minimum (smallest) number of shells she can have in her collection? Be sure to explain how you solved the problem. For an extra $100 in Mega-Millions Money: Shelly noticed a pattern in the remainders when she counted the shells. She was curious, so she counted them by 6s and then 7s to find out if that pattern would continue. Use your answer to the main problem to find out what she learned.

10 Change For Katie Katie needed exact change for a juice machine. She only had a $1 bill in her pocket. She asked if I could trade her $1 in change for her bill. I knew I had more than $1 in coins in my pocket, so I said, "Sure.“ When I emptied my pocket, however, I found I could not give her exact change for $1. What is the greatest amount of money in U.S. coins that I can have and still not be able to give Katie exact change for $1? Explain how you know you have found the maximum amount possible.

11 Club RAD* Read and Discover 50 pointsName the six noble gases 100 pointsWhat is Deoxyribonucleic Acid and where is it found? 150 pointsWhat California city did the last Pony Express ride end in? 250 points What is the only place below sea level in the United States that is not in the California desert?

12 Club Read and Discover Current Questions 04/13/09-04/29/09 50 points What tree was named for the Native American scholar who created the 85-syllable Cherokee alphabet? 100 points What two continents have never been the site of a major military conflict? 150 points Who are the four scientists that have won more than one Nobel Prize? 250 points Which two cities have the oldest stadiums in major league baseball and what are the names of the stadiums?

13 Language Arts Bonita Unified GATE Spelling Bee Participated in the National Endowment of the Arts Big Read: The Call of the Wild

14 Officer Jackson from the Pomona Valley Humane Society

15 The Phantom Tollbooth Chromatography

16 Circle of Thanks An Anthology of Native American Poems Raging Hawk, an Apache, came to visit Wrote poems from a Native American perspective

17 Creating a Podcast of our Poems

18 Independent Study Define the topic or area of study Formulate a set of research questions Gather information from various resources Organize data Summarize Information Develop a product and present information

19 Examples

20 Social Science Think like an Archeologist  Replicas of artifacts from the 18 th Century  Trash Pit  Well  Path  Brick Building Foundation  Used critical thinking skills to determine the function of the artifact


22 Skateboard Science


24 Skateboard Science Challenges The Law of the Conservation of Energy: Energy can be changed from one form to another

25 Challenge 1 Imagine a large hydroelectric dam and generator high in the mountains. You are at home listening to your stereo and the stereo is plugged into an electrical outlet that receives electricity from the dam and the generator.

26 What is the original source of the sound energy ? Hydroelectric Dam Stereo plugged into an electrical outlet and playing music Work backwards and be sure to use the following words: potential energy, kinetic energy, electrical energy, heat energy, and sound energy.

27 Hydroelectric Dam Music 1.Sound energy changes from the electrical energy in the stereo. 2.Electrical energy changes from the kinetic energy of H 2 O rushing over the generators. 3. Kinetic energy changes from the potential energy of H 2 O behind the dam. 4. Potential energy changes from the Sun’s heat energy that evaporated H 2 O from the oceans to make rain. Energy Changes

28 Challenge 2 A student lifts a bowling ball from the ground and holds it. Trace back to the original source of the energy.

29 What is the original source of energy used to picked the bowling ball up from the ground? Work backwards and be sure to use the following words: potential energy, kinetic energy, chemical energy, and light energy.

30 Energy Changes 1.Potential energy changes from the kinetic energy of the student’s moving muscles. 2.Kinetic energy changes from chemical energy of the food the student ate. 3.Chemical energy changes from light energy of the sun through the process of photosynthesis.

31 Challenge 3 Ooops ! Instead of rolling the ball down the bowling alley, the student dropped the ball on the ground. When the ball dropped, everyone heard a loud CRASH ! How did the energy change forms?

32 What is the energy pathway? Work backwards and be sure to use the following words: potential energy, kinetic energy, sound energy, and heat energy. CRASH!

33 Energy Changes 1.Kinetic energy changes from the potential energy of the ball’s position 2.Sound energy changes from the kinetic energy of the ball moving down. 3.Some of the potential energy changes to heat energy from the impact of the ball on the floor.

34 Microbiology

35 Windows Around the World

36 Code Blue


38 5 th Graders Explored Newton’s Laws of Motion using Marbles 1 st Law 1 st Law – An object at rest will stay at rest, and an object in motion will stay in motion at constant velocity, unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. 3 rd Law 3 rd Law – For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.


40 4 th Graders Explored Kinetic and Potential Energy

41 Science Olympiad February 28,2009



44 Huntington Library


46 Jet Propulsion Laboratory

47 Dana Point Marine Institute




51 Ag Day LA



54 Super Saturday Enrichment





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