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Maglev Train

6. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Maglev Trains
Rube Goldberg Machines
Invasive Species Traps
Building Recycled Robots


Khan Academy
Beginning on December 8th, millions of children in tens of thousands of classrooms across over 150 countries will be trying out code as part of Computer Science Education Week. We want to amplify this effort.The Hour of Code is an hour-long introduction to computer programming designed to demystify coding and show students that everyone can learn the basics. At Khan Academy, we’ve crafted several custom-made tutorials for your child that require no prior experience.
Beginning 4th Grade students can click here for direct instructions. https://w


Hopscotch for iPhone or iPad!/id617098629?mt=8

 Lightbot for iPhone or iPad


Microsoft Hour o Code Microsoft Hour of Code_
Scratchpad Scratchpad is for those who are a little bit more advanced and have an adult who will start an account for them

Google Accounts
If you or your parent have turned in the Technology Permission for Google Apps Form, you have your own drive.
To check, go to  
If someone is signed in, sign them out.

Your google account is (lunchcode) with no parenthesis nor underline.
                                 password: sbschools

EDU 2.0 
This is where you need to go to get assignments done.  This will happen once you have our gmail account through Santa Barbara School District.

Opinion Writing- Access the in  class opinion graphic organizer
Access your document and begin editing your work.  The documents will be closed off after computer lab today.

DreamBox is an online program - there's no software to download! All you need 
is a high-speed Internet connection and Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is free and is 
included with many Internet browsers.

Username: first name and last initial for example hortenciaC
Password: first initial+lunch code     for example h123456

To access DreamBox on iPad, go to, or search 
for "DreamBox Math" in the App Store. When prompted in the app, use this 
School Code:     dhgz/rooseveltes

Review your student's academic progress with a DreamBox Parent 
Account. Please follow these steps to create your free Parent Account:
 1. Go to
 2. Have your student login to their profile just as they would at school.
 3. Click Setup Parent Access at the bottom of the page.
 4. Follow instructions to create a new login and password.
 5. Read Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
 6. Click "Submit".

Log into your home account after set up:
 1. Go to
 2. Enter your email address and password.
 3. To see student progress, click the "Parent Dashboard" button.

If you have any questions, please contact DreamBox Client Care by calling them 
at 877-451-7845 (weekdays 7am to 5pm, Pacific Time), or email

It is the 155th Anniversary of the Pony Express

Pony Express Google Doodle : Go to the Google website. Today, they have little activity for the pony express.  Give it a try!

155th Anniversary of the Pony Express 
There is even a video about the Google Doodle with the Pony Express Game.

Register yourself at class code:5P6EHG
You will need your name and a password.
Go to the upper right corner and click on "Binder" to do the two assignments. 

Go to the links for Researching on the web http://weebly-link/843274109815664318

Okay, I am going to give this one a try. I need to log each one of you in with a password.
3)  Class page for Code  You will need to know your icon in order to log in.

Explore California
Find many of your answers here. You will work on a collaborative project to answer every question in a document together, as a class.  First, read all of the directions below.
1) Click on the following link.  It is a google spreadsheet. 
2) Add your name to the column on the left.  If you are working with a partner, add their name too. 
3) Read the questions at the top of each column. 
4) Research the answers to the questions. If someone else finds the same answer that you do, you can have the same answer as they do. You may disagree.

Beginning California History

Doodle online Drawings
Links to drawing on the computerSketchpad Online
Sketch, doodle, save
Nick Jr. Free Draw
Color the Leo


  • Google Slides
  • You can make a showme on an iPad, but not a computer. It is free but you will need an account.
  • is viewable on the iPad or on a computer and you can send a link to your show me to anyone once it is public.  Your parent can set up your account and monitor your use. 
  • Pic Collage (Free) or Visualize (Has a charge) are both iPad or Android Apps that can be used to make a cover for a report or guide a presentation much like a poster. 
  • on the internet or  "Make beliefs" on the iPad- No in app purchases but there are adds. 
    For a brief overview of Make Beliefs Comicsclick here
  • is free unless you want to add to the basic plan.  Your parent needs to sign up and allow you to use their account.
  • Available on an iPad (costs $2.99) "Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.. Create slides in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, clone, and lock any object added to the stage." 
  • Powtoons: Use your computer to make a powerpoint that plays like a video.  Simple animations are free.
  • Jing is an open source screencasting application for your computer. 
    Learn how to screencast. Download Jing and send your capture via a link or Blog posting. You can then embed your screencast into another form of a presentation.Tutorial on how to use Jing to capture a video. There are other Jing tutorials too!
Recycled Robots

Plan and create your recycled robot.

Bag of materials from Art From Scrap
snap circuits. 

You will need a small vibrating motor, cogs, sprocket wheel, chains, hot glue gun, axels, etc.

Part 1: Designing and Planning your Robot

Video Resources for inspiration: 
How to make a robotic arm

How to make a walking Robot at home the easy way
Walking Robot; 
----These two are mostly for ideas rather than actual building because they require resources we don't have.-----

How to make an easy and cheep Beetlebot-

Pet, an Emotional Robot:

Pull materials from salvaged electronics. VCRS, DVD players, remote controls, etc do not use cell phones or . 

Start thinking of purpose and design. 

Part 2: Build the Bot
Inactive Robot ideas