STEM/Technology

April 24, 2018: Feet to Inches

posted Apr 23, 2018, 12:17 PM by James Falletti   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 12:19 PM ]

Today we continued to fly our paper airplanes and collect data for our little STEM Experiment of how weight and balance affect airplane flight. As we were measuring the distance in Feet (') and Inches ("), we now need to convert all our measurements into just inches. How do we do that?


Well.... Let's say you had measured the distance of your plane as 11 feet exactly (11').

  • Remember that 1 foot is equal to 12 inches

  • So simply multiply 11 Feet by 12 to get your answer

  • 11 x 12 = 132 inches or 132"

Let's try this one... you had measured the distance of your plane as 15 feet 4 inches (15' 4").

  • Remember that 1 foot is equal to 12 inches

  • Multiply 15 Feet by 12 to get your answer

  • 15 x 12 = 180 inches or 180"

  • ....but we're not done yet. We still have 4 inches left from our measurement

  • So, take the 180" + 4" = 184 inches or 184"

Let's try one more... you had measured the distance of your plane as 33 feet 5.5 inches (33' 5.5").

  • Remember that 1 foot is equal to 12 inches

  • Multiply 33 Feet by 12 to get your answer

  • 33 x 12 = 396 inches or 396"

  • ....but we're not done yet. We still have 5.5 inches left from our measurement

  • So, take the 396" + 5.5" = 401.5 inches or 401.5"


Now it's you turn (Homework)

  1. Complete the 12 Times Table in your STEM Notebook up to 12 x 44 (you may go further, but not less). Make sure it's neat and organized. Remember that if I cannot read it, I will not accept it. Due May 1, 2018.

    1. Example: 12 x 44 = 528 etc...

  2. Finish converting your measurements that you had written in your STEM Notebook from Feet (') and Inches (") to just Inches ("). This will be turned in for a quiz grade. Due May 1, 2018.


If you do not have five (5) measurements written in your STEM Notebook, make up a distance between 30 and 44 feet


January 16, 2018

posted Jan 16, 2018, 12:40 PM by James Falletti

Today we continued our lesson with Spheros. While last week we manually controlled our devices, today we used the draw option. 

December 12, 2017

posted Dec 13, 2017, 8:43 AM by James Falletti

Log in to www.prodigygame.com/play with the credentials that I gave you in class and practice. Here's how you're going to get graded each week.

  • Play Four (4) to Seven (7) Days with 10 Battles to get an "O"

  • Play Three (3) days minimum with 10 Battles to get an "S"

  • Anything less than three (3) days and less than 10 Battles will result in a lower grade

  • Not logging in and practicing will result in a Zero (0)


Bonus Points for anyone who practices Five (5) Days with 10 Battles over the Christmas Break


Also - students need to bring in a one (1) subject notebook to class every week.

  • write your username and password for both your email, prodigy, and any other school program that you use.

  • use the pages as a doodle notebook where you can

    • write out the problems from prodigy as scrap paper

    • design and create ideas for the makerspace

    • brainstorm

Attached, you'll find a file with some problems with fractions with step by step instructions on how to figure out the answer. Feel free to use the following link to help you with your problems as a way to check your answers: https://www.hackmath.net/en/calculator/fraction

How to Figure out Fraction Problems


December 5, 2017

posted Dec 5, 2017, 7:33 AM by James Falletti


Log in to www.prodigygame.com/play with the credentials that I gave you in class and practice. Here's how you're going to get graded each week.

  • Play Four (4) to Seven (7) Days with 10 Battles to get an "O"

  • Play Three (3) days minimum with 10 Battles to get an "S"

  • Anything less than three (3) days and less than 10 Battles will result in a lower grade

  • Not logging in and practicing will result in a Zero (0)


Bonus Points for anyone who practices Five (5) Days with 10 Battles over the Christmas Break


Also - students need to bring in a one (1) subject notebook to class every week.

  • write your username and password for both your email, prodigy, and any other school program that you use.

  • use the pages as a doodle notebook where you can

    • write out the problems from prodigy as scrap paper

    • design and create ideas for the makerspace

    • brainstorm

November 14, 2017

posted Nov 14, 2017, 8:52 AM by James Falletti

We are going to type in MLA Format

What is MLA Format?

  • Times New Roman Font

  • 12 Font Size

  • Double Spaced

  • 1” Margins

How to type a heading in MLA Format?

  • The heading goes into the header at the top of the page.

    • Name (James Falletti)

    • Teacher Name (Mr. Falletti)

    • Class and Grade Level (STEM 4B)

    • Date (14 November 2017)

October 24, 2017

posted Oct 24, 2017, 7:50 AM by James Falletti

Today was Brain Game Day in the Makerspace!


We played with Circuit Maze (Lessons on Circuits), Gravity Maze (Lesson on Movement and Energy), Laser Maze (Lesson on Angles and How Lasers work), Rush Hour (Thinking game), Trivia, and Dice Games (for probability). It's always a great time when students can learn and have fun doing it.


October 10, 2017

posted Oct 10, 2017, 12:39 PM by James Falletti

Today we began to talk about and explore Google Drive. 

Google Drive is a personal cloud storage service from Google that lets users store and synchronize digital content across computers, laptops and mobile devices, including Android-powered tablet and smartphone devices.

Keep practicing and familiarizing yourself with Google Drive. 

October 3, 2017

posted Oct 3, 2017, 1:19 PM by James Falletti

Congratulations!

As a 4th grader, you now have access to a Corpus Christi School Email Account. Please remember the following information about your account:

  • Do not share your password with anyone, except:

    • Your parents/guardian

    • Myself

    • Your pet or a rock

  • You can only contact the following people:

    • Anyone with an @corpuschristischool.net email account

      • Students in 4th - 8th grades

      • Teachers

      • Admin

  • Sign on any device at home that you use/own, including:

    • Smartphone

    • Tablet

    • Laptop

    • Desktop

  • Your @corpuschristischool.net email account is powered by Gmail, which means you need to sign in gmail with your special CCS account.

  • Be respectful while using this privilege and remember that by using this email account, you are representing Corpus Christi School. Any abuse of this privilege will be dealt with and loss of privilege will occur.


Email

First Initial + Last Name + @corpuschristischool.net


For Example: James Falletti (that’s me)

jfalletti@corpuschristischool.net


Generic Password: corpus123

...BUT...

You already changed your password in class to something that you’ll always remember.


Sept. 26, 2017

posted Sep 26, 2017, 7:02 AM by James Falletti   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 7:38 AM ]

Today, 4B worked on their chromebooks by playing and practicing their fine motor skills with Quest for a Comet on NASA Space Place


Comets | The Dr. Binocs Show | Educational Videos For Kids



Quick Comet Facts

  • No two comets are alike. They differ in size, shape, and what they’re made of.

  • Comet tails are a result of solar wind. Energy and particles from the sun push on the comet. This force pushes dust and gas behind the comet. The ion dust and gas have different weights, so they separate, making two specular tails.

  • Once scientists saw a third tail, which was a smaller tail forming just between the dust and gas tail. They discovered it was made of salt.

  • Comet tails have been discovered to be so long that Voyager 2 passed through one that was thousands of miles away!

Sept. 19, 2017

posted Sep 22, 2017, 3:20 PM by James Falletti

Greetings & Salutations!

Today you selected your Chromebooks and assigned your Google Account to it. This is the start to an amazing adventure in STEM & Makerspace Fun. Here are a few things to remember as we move forward into the school year:

  1. Always remember your Username and Password

    1. If you do NOT have an email, please let me know ASAP

      1. EMAIL should be first initial + last name + corpuschristschool.net

      2. Example: John Doe’s email is jdoe@corpuschristischool.net

  2. If you CANNOT remember your email PASSWORD, please

    1. Try it first - maybe you put a capital letter in there

    2. Try it again

    3. Let me know

  3. Remember your Chromebook Number, because that’s your Device for the 2017-2018 school year.

  4. Check your emails on a regular basis

    1. You’ll never know from who or when an email is coming your way

    2. Remember that you CAN connect your School Account to your personal electronic devices, because it is run by GMAIL (GOOGLE).

  5. Familiarise yourself with Google Applications, including: Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Translate, Google Earth, Etc.

  6. Be RESPONSIBLE with your account.

    1. Remember Spider-Man: “with great powers come greater responsibilities.”

    2. If you abuse this responsibility, privileges may be taken away, and we don’t want that.

  7. Be Inspired and have FUN

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