Saturday, January 31, 2009

Wrinkle in Time Unit Study-Chapters 5 & 6

Please see Chapters 1, 2, 3 & 4 for more ideas.

Chapter 5

Vocabulary:
illuminating
dissolution
intolerable
indignant
determination
medium

Math, Science, History, & Literature:

tesseract: see chapter 1 for more on this.

Science: protoplasm :"Protoplasm is the living contents of a cell that are surrounded by a plasma membrane." Study cells and create a model of the cell structure. Use this interactive cell model. Compare plant and animal cells.


slaglike:Slag is the by-product of smelting ore to purify metals.


History: Jesus, Leonardo da Vinci (this is a great resource at the Museum of Science that includes lesson plans, pictures, and other resources), Michelangelo, Shakespeare ("The Tempest"), Bach, Pasteur, Madame Curie (I like the book Manya's Dream: a Story of Marie Curie by Frieda Wishinsky), Einstein, Schweitzer, Gandhi, Buddha (I like the book The prince who became a beggar, by Amina Okada), Beethoven, Rembrandt, St. Francis, Euclid, Copernicus

Quotes in this chapter:
"Experience is the mother of knowledge."- Cervantes
"How small is the earth to him who looks from heaven." - Delille
"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." - Jesus
"We are such stuff as dreams are made on." - Prospero in The Tempest


Chapter 6:

Vocabulary:
seethe
writhe
tremendous
anticlimax
radiantly
ambrosia
myopic
comprehension
tangible
propitious
talisman
vulnerable
arrogance
simultaneously
aberration
chink

Science & Math:
eon
sumac, birches, pines, maples This would make an excellent nature journal exercise. Go outside and look at all the trees you can find. Go to a park if you need more trees to look at. Take along a journal with blank pages. Do bark and leaf rubbings. Draw the trees. Record the characteristics you notice. Finally, see if you can identify the trees. If you have difficulty, go online or find a book on tree identification at your local library.

goldenrod: Goldenrod is a late blooming flower that supports many different insects.

History:
"I do not know everything; still many things I understand."- Goethe

2 comments:

  1. Can I link to this blog also on mine?

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  2. Of course. And, you're right. You're very lucky to look at everything as a unit study. ;)

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