We set up our Microbial Box this week and learned about microbes. The kids are loving this!! While we were at it - we decided to mix some agar and grow some bacteria from our sweaty socks. Another student volunteered his toe fungus so we have a second petri dish with that growing. Then a third student volunteered his dirty ears and a fourth his armpits. Of course these three students were given a note to take home allowing them to skip their shower the day before!
We also began our strength training and logged are beginning ability. We did not count steps. Please let us know if we should be doing that.
It is been very cold here in Minnesota and we were glad to finally get outside to walk today. For our introduction day we walked a cumulative 10, 552 steps in our 10 minutes outside! Next meeting we will focus on one of the missions to help with steps toward the moon!
Here we are checking out our snacks and lunch in Energy of An Astronaut. The kids are VERY excited about tracking every single bit of exercise they participate in each week. They wanted to count, gym time, basketball, hockey, dance, and football. Others are planning to just add some additional exercise to their day. This is such an awesome way of motivating the kids to be active!
Along with the groups in Team TRC we walked 4 laps around the 1st floor hallway. They Also did a baton and ball pass to practice on their coordination. The Group seemed to enjoy themselves and were somewhat taken aback when the time was over. Looking forward to next week.
The Bethany Bronchos are new to Mission X, but our fifth-graders are very excited to get started earning points next week!
We would also love to connect with at least one school from another country that is participating in Mission X. If you are a teacher from a participating school and would like to connect via mail, Skype, or video exchange, please respond.
Good Luck and have fun, everyone!
Earl Harris Elementary
Bethany, Oklahoma, USA