Thursday, March 24, 2011

Earth Hour

Earth hour occurs on March 26th at 8:30 p.m. this year.  Why do we do it?   Basically because our future depends on it!

Here is a quick blurb from the Earth Hour website:

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30PM (local time). It will continue to be a call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. A call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the global journey to a sustainable future.

We need to create the best possible future for Canadians and for the planet, let's stop wasting energy, and generate what we need from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar. Canada can be a world leader in clean energy. But the longer we wait, the more it will cost - both in dollars and environmental impact.

Our school will be participating in Earth Hour on Friday, March 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  We are going to try to do our part - will you?

Show your support and switch off your lights on March 26th!

Mr. Boettger

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bernoulli's Principle

Hi Grade 6's!

In our science unit on flight, we are talking about a famous man named Daniel Bernoulli (What?? You've never heard of him??).  Here is a great slideshow that I have created with the help of Keith P. Murphy from Winston Churchill High School.  Make sure you check out the videos that are embedded within the slideshow.  He is an interesting guy, isn't he?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Today's science lesson!

Hello Grade 5's!

As you know we are presently studying the "properties of matter" in science. I have included a quick little game (compliments of the BBC) to help review some of the concepts we have learned in the class! Give it a try!

Happy reviewing!

Mr. Boettger

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Language Assignment - Questions to Mr. K. Oppel

Having just finished reading the "Silverwing Saga" and "Darkwing" think of a question (or several) you would like to ask Mr. Kenneth Oppel. Be creative and try not to ask him something he may have been asked several times before.  To make sure you don't do this, check out the "Frequently Asked Questions" section of his website. 

When you think you have at least two (2) well thought out questions, please post them on the class "Wallwisher"  found below.