Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

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Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Fourth Grade Homework 10/6-10/10/2014

HOMEWORK             ROOM 108         Fourth Grade      MRS. KELLEY            Week of 10/6-10/10/2014


MONDAY- p.  83   Set D

TUESDAY- See Technology Requirements **

WEDNESDAY- p. 83  Set E

THURSDAY- See Technology Requirements **

FRIDAY- Read p. 6     p. 7 11-15.  Bonus- These may be hard, but try them anyway.  p. 7 1-8  


Last week we learned the importance of Making a Claim based on evidence. (Cookie Caper) Just like in other subjects, a claim or answer that can’t be proven with evidence or data is considered weak. Below is a story about an experiment that was done and the data collected.  Using the worksheet on the back, make a claim about the information you have. Due Friday, October 10th.

Technology     ** All tech. components should be completed by Friday, October 10th at 5:00p.m.  Mrs. Kelley will check after five to see if work has been completed.


Fourth Grade    Complete classes V.1, V.2, V.3  with 85% or higher


 Work in Math for 75 Minutes(60 minutes will be done in technology with Ms. Rayborn.)


Complete at least one lesson.


   Science Situation-Matt and Jack have a similar problem. When they bring their lunch from school, the zipper baggies tend to explode, pop open, or rip and their food gets dirty, mixed up, or smashed. They are trying to identify which resealable plastic bag is the best for being strong and holding the most material on the market. They go to the store and buy 5 brands; Ziploc, Lockster, Sunrise, Target, and Aldi brands.  Both boys perform a different experiment with their bags, doing several trials and then compile their data.  Question: Which zipper bag is the strongest for Matt and Jack’s lunch?


Matt put Vinegar in each baggie, then added baking soda, sealed the bag and timed the amount of time it would take for the bag to explode. (Explode meant, a hole was made or the zipper popped open.)  He did each trial 5 times, then found the average time each bag took.


Jack filled each bag as much as he could (so that it would still zip), with grapes He weighed each bag and counted the number of grapes each bag held. He then took each bag and dropped it with the zipper side up from a height of  three feet (the height of his school desk)  until the bag broke or popped open. He did each trial 5 times, then found the average.


Data Tables are available at school.