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What did you learn about polar bears?
Today my dad (a scientist) came into school and shared his slide about drosophila melanogaster. It was all about how they live. He worked with 3 other scientists that won the nobel prize for finding out the clockwork gene, or period gene, that acts like a clock in the fly’s body (I’m just trying to simplify it). One of the things I learned from him is that 61% of fruit fly genes is the same as human genes. The period gene is a gene in the fly’s and human’s brain that uses a special pattern to keep on going for lifetime. But if you put a fruit fly or a human in a dark, dark room they will still wake up when they usually wake up. Mutant fruit flies have different time scales. It is either longer or shorter than 24 hours. Different places in the world have different time zones. Jet lag is when your biological internal clock in your brain get messed up by traveling to different time zones and get used to it then go back. You got used to that specific time scale and returned to where you started. That causes you to get sleepy by day and feel awake at nighttime. It takes a few days at where you started to recover. He really likes science because he can explore to infinity. Hope you enjoyed!
We asked a question to Victoria Coe, the author of Fenway and Hattie and she answered! Click on the link below to hear her answer our question and many others!
Ghost is a good book. It is a graphic novel. It is about a family that has to move. The main characters are two sisters, Maya and Cat. Some parts are sad like when Maya has to go to the hospital. Some parts are happy like when they go to the beach. I recommend the book Ghosts.
We went to Camp Tuckaho with the other third grade girl scout troop. Camp Tuckaho is a girl scout camp in eastern Missouri. We spent the night in a cabin.The other troop stayed in a tent or a covered wagon. We got to cook a walking taco and a biscuit.
We got to go geocaching.Geocaching is like a treasure hunt. We got to play charades.We got to eat in the dining hall. We had a sandwich for lunch and chicken and veggies for dinner. We got to go canoeing at the lake. We had free time. We had a camp fire. We had a blast.
We are a 3rd grade class learning about the world.
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