Technology Education grades 3 &4

  • Welcome to Technology Education 2022- 2023

    Grades 3 & 4


    Dash robots "Driving School"


    What is a robot?



    Parts of a robot

    Learning to code the Ozobot bit and evo robots

    What is a catapult?































    3rd grade: 

    Compare Earth vs. Mars


    Terrain vs. Landform

    The beautiful terrain of the California coast.     mountain


    Your work today:

                     Clever Loginclever login

                     Microsoft Flagmicrosoft flag

                     Log in with your email:

                     3rd grade:

                     Select BrainPOP JrBP Jr

                     Type Mars in Search Box

                     Watch Mars Movie

                     Take Easy Quiz

                     Submit to Teacher Harp

                     Draw about it

                     Write about it

                     Thinking Box

                     Venn diagram

    earth mars venn




    5th grade:

    Compare Earth vs. Mars

                     Clever Loginclever login

                     Microsoft Flagmicrosoft flag

                     Your email:


                     Type Mars in Search Box

                     Watch Mars Movie

                     Take either quiz

                     Submit to teacher Harp




    5th Grade: Comet vs. Asteroid


    Clever Loginclever login

    Microsoft Flagmicrosoft flag

    Your email:



    > Comets


    Take either the review or graded quiz for each movie

    Complete the handout Comet vs. Asteroid vs. Meteor

    Meteor is within both movies 





    Ms. Fallon's video

    Planet Page Project in Word on the iPad 

    1) Select the Word app 

    2) Select New, Blank Document 

    3) Sign in with your email and lunch number: 

          3rd Grade: 

          4th grade:    

          5th grade:  

     Now you are in Word on your OneDrive account! Yay! 


    4Type Planet Page by Your Name in the document work area 

    5) Save the project to your OneDrive: 

          Select the box with 3 dots at top left 

          Click the GREEN save bar 

          Click your OneDrive account 

          Scroll down the document list to find "Create a new folder" and call it Technology 

          Name the document Planet Page 


    6) Do the Planet Page Assignment

         To insert picture: 

         Insert > Picture 

         Use the Screenshot button on the keyboard


    7Log out 

    Use Back Arrow at top < 

    Click Settings 

    Click your account name and the arrow > 

    Sign out  

    Sign out 










    To use MyON:

    Select Clever Login

    Log in with your email

    3rd Grade:

    4th grade:   

    5th grade: 

    Select MyON app

    Project: Solar System Exploration - or - search for a planet

    2) Compare Earth vs. Mars


    simple photosynthesis  Carbon Cycle

    Third Grade

    Clever login

    BrainPOP Jr

    Watch Earth movie

    Take Easy Quiz - Review

    Submit to Teacher KB -TECH - 3 HARP

    Watch Mars movie

    Take Easy Quiz - Review

    Submit to Teacher KB -TECH - 3 HARP


    Grades 4 and 5

    Clever login

    4th grade:

    5th grade:


    Watch Solar System movie

    Take either quiz; Submit to Teacher HARP

    Watch Mars movie

    Take either quiz; Submit to Teacher HARP

    Take the Challenge

    Game that doesn't work on iPad: "Fly to Mars"

    Who is this famous woman? What did she do for the space program?

    Katherine Johnson


    Put your name, Tech seat number and Homeroom on the 1st page.

    Take notes on important facts that show how each planet is unique.  

    How Big is Space?

    Planets in order from the Sun are:





    Outer Planets:





    (Dwarf Planet = Pluto)

    Use NASA app> Featured > Planets > Each planet has "top 10" 

    SUPERBOWL AD about Mars


    State of the Union - Space

    Sign in to PowerPoint app with your email and lunch number then ckick below

    PowerPoint Moon


    All about the Moon

    solar system

     Compare your packet to the following videos:

     What is Mercury?

    What is Venus?

    What is Earth?

    What is Mars?

    What is Jupiter?

    What is Saturn?

    What is Uranus?

    What is Neptune?


    News from Pluto

    Happy Valentines' Day

    What is Pluto?

    New Horizons View of Pluto

    Relaxing landing on Pluto

    Queen Song about Pluto

     by Dr. Brian May, rock star and astrophysicist

    Brian May

    More than you wanted to know about Pluto

    New Horizons 2020

    What is a gravity assist from Jupiter?

    Gravity Assist Simulator

    Clever > BrainPOP > Pluto > Game "Time Zone X:Pluto"

    Log out of BrainPOP by clicking on your name!


    Review Solar System using Theme song and National Geographic overview video

    Solar System theme song

    National Geographic overview video

    PowerPoint Assignment

     To start:

    Select the One Drive apponedrive

    Log on with email and password

    3rd Grade:

    4th grade:

    5th grade:

    YOU MUST LOG OFF from OneDrive at the end of class. Tap on person, settings, your email, log off, yes

    To pick your planet or topic of interest:

    Pick any one of these titles

    To make the presentation:

    Select PowerPoint

    Open a blank presentation

    Rename the presentation with the name of the planet you are presenting


    Each slide must have text and pictures. Pictures must have the source listed unless you drew it yourself

    Do NOT use Google or Wikipedia for information

    Slide #1: Title Slide: Planet or Dwarf Planet Name

                                      Your Name, HR Teacher's Name, March 2020

    Slide #2: Location of your planet with respect to the Sun and other planets

    Slide #3: Characteristics of the planet that make it unique

    Slide #4: Comparison of your planet vs. Earth - use Comparison slide

    Slide #5: Missions to that planet: past, present or future

    Slide #6: References and sources

    Extra credit slides: 

    Music about the planet

    What images of the planet have been used in movies?

    Original artwork you did








    Build a Scale Model

    PBS tool

     solar system


    Reading about the Solar System in MyON:

    Select Clever Login

    Choose Office 365

    Log in with your email

    3rd Grade:  Choose BrainPOP Jr. Watch Solar System Movie

    4th grade:   Choose BrainPOP Watch Black Holes movie

    5th grade:   Choose BrainPOP Watch Black Holes movie


    All grades: Take either Quiz and submit to HARP

    Fifth Grade: Do writing Assignment on Black Holes.



    Clever Login appclever login

    Select Office 365

    Log in with email 

    5th grade:

    Choose Discovery Education disc ed

    1) Search for "A Spin around the Solar System: Our Rocky Neighbors: The Inner Planets"

    Watch the movie and take the quiz. Hand it in with your name on it.

    If time, you may choose one more Discovery Education resource.

    2) Next class:

    Search for "A Spin around the Solar System: The Outer Planets: The Gas Giants"

    Watch the movie and take the quiz. Hand it in with your name on it.

    If time, you may choose one more Discovery Education resource.


    Trivia: what music was sent to outer space?



    Avoid fake news

    H G Wells: "War of the Worlds" 1938

    War of the Worlds script

    Find reputable sources


    Mars seasons and Mars year

    Relaxing pictures from Mars

    3) How do scientists have information about Mars?

    Life on Mars?

    PBS movie



    4) What is the Mars Rover 2020 and what can it do?

    5) How can we build and drive a rover in class?




    a) download spacecraft AR app on Promethean board




    Tools We need for the Trip:

    a. Weird facts about space travel

    How to wash your hair in space

    b. Scratch 3.0

    Using Scratch to explore Mars 

     SCRATCH 3.0 for iPad

    Beginner Video for 3.0

    How to make your first program

    How to use Scratch 3.0 on iPad if you used Scratch before






    1) Clever Login on iPad

    Clever Login

    2) "Login with your Brighton Office 365 account"


    Office 365

    3) If there is a list of names, click the + Add Account

    4) Type your login

    3rd grade:

    4th grade:

    5th grade:


    5) Select the BrainPOP app if you are in 4th or 5th grade



    Select the BrainPOP Jr app if you are in 3rd grade

    BrainPOP Jr



    7) Double click the iPad home button and swipe up the app.

    Close the iPad and place your headphones on top.


    5th Grade Challenger Readiness

    Your class will be taking a trip to the Challenger Learning Center.

    You need to know the following:

    1) What happened to the Challenger Space Shuttle?

    What happened to Challenger?

    2) What experiments did the teacher design to do in space?

    Space Experiments

    3) What are some differences between Mars and Earth?

    Let's Launch

    Scroll down to "Maya's Mission to the Red Planet"

    4) How do robots drive on Mars (skip if it won't load)

    Rover on Mars

    5) What stuff do you need to go to space?

    Bill Nye

    6) How will you find signs of life on Mars?

     Life on Mars?

    7) Scroll down to video "Mars 2020 Landing Site: Jezero Crater Flyover

     8) Turn in Mars Webquest

    InSight Lander

     9) Read about the Challenger Disaster in MyON


    clever icon

    What happened to the Challenger?


    a) Clever Login

    b) Log in with your Brighton Office 365 account


    5th grade:

    If there's a big list of names, click "+Add account"


    3) Select MyON


    4) Choose the Grade 5 Challenger project

    5) To log off, click the red EXIT and the X in the top right corner

    Double click the iPad home button and swipe up the app.

    Close the iPad and place your headphones on top.







    Robot Jobs

    Robot jobs


    Start Coding the Ozobot with Ozoblockly


    Watch robot coding video


    Continue coding with Ozoblockly






    Grades 3 & 4

    Lion Video



    Grade 5

    BrainPOP "Binary" movie







    Intro to SeeSaw

    Open the SeeSaw app app

    Select "I'm a student"


    Scan Class QR code


    You have an activity assigned


    How to use tools:

    seesaw tools


    If you need help, you can watch videos:

    To answer: What are the parts of the ozobot?

                       What is a sensor?

                       What does a flashing red light mean?



    To answer: How do I calibrate the ozobot?

                       How do I command the ozobot using lines and colors?



    On the handouts:

    Put your name and seat number on each sheet

    1) Use the black marker to trace the path on Handout 1.

    2) Follow the directions on Handout 2 to trace corners.

    3) On Handout 3, use the color markers to fill in the codes.

    Look up the codes in the packet in your box.

    Make a prediction about what will happen.

    4) Calibrate the ozobot using the black dot sheet. You and your partner will take turns with the ozobot, following Handouts 1, 2 and 3.

    5) On Handout 6, make a code map to go from HOME to SCHOOL using the color codes and your markers.

    6) If time permits, you and your partner may use the ozobot on the map you have made.

    7) Any arguing means YOU LOSE YOUR OZOBOT!






    5th Grade: Computer Programming (Masz)

    Select Clever app

    Log in with email ( and lunch number

    Select BrainPOP

    Put on your headphones

    Click on Notifications, select the first assignment, watch the movie, take the quiz and play 

    Blockly Maze game




    3rd and 4th grade: Computer Programming

    Select Clever app

    Log in with email ( and lunch number

    Select BrainPOP Jr.

    Click on your assignment

    Put on your headphones; watch the movie









    Get to my webpage:

    Click on Google Chrome chrome

    • Google chromechrome  to

    • Our schools -> FRES -> Teacher Pages -> Harp


    1) Scratch tutorial

    Click on this link to access Scratch 

    • scratch

    • Select "Getting Started"

    • Click Sign in at the top right corner

    • Your username is lastnamefirstinitialyear

    • Your password is your lunch number

    • When it shows your class, click Get Started

    • Fill in the information and click Next Step

    • Select Go to Class

    • Click Create on the blue stripe

    • Click Tutorials on the blue stripe

    • Watch the “Getting Started” tutorial 


    2) Keyboarding Games

    a. Nitrotyping

    Nitrotyping race

    b. Cup Stacking

    c. Keyboard Ninja

    d. Dance Mat Typing 

    e. Popcorn Typing


    3) Try solving the Rubik's Cube

    Rubik's Cube





    5th Stream Study PowerPoint Requirements

    6 slides that cover the following topics:

    1) Where are we going?

    Powder Mills Park Map

    Add pictures of the park and fish hatchery

    2) What are the big issues there?

    a) Black bears

    Black bear sightings



    b) Ticks that make you sick

    Types of ticks in NY and where they are

    Tick Claymation

    How to prevent getting a tick

    Tick Comic

    What to wear

    How to get rid of a tick once it's on you

    Tick movie


    c) Leeches

    Google chrome -> Clever -> Discovery Education -> assigned video on medical leeches

    d) Macro invertebrates

    water flea

    Additional Things we need to make:

    Warning PowerPoint for ticks

    ID cards for ticks

    Posters for macroinvertebrates

    Collection jars for the nurse



    5th Grade Civil Rights


    The Civil War ended April 9, 1865 when Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.

    lee surrenders

    The slaves were officially freed in December 1865.



    Segregation in the United States

    A. Watch the following BrainPOP movies, take a quiz on each one and submit it to KB-Tech 5 – Harp:

    1) Jim Crow,

    2) Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka

    3) Jackie Robinson


     B. Answer the following questions

    1) What were the Jim Crow laws and what did they do?


     2) What does “separate but equal mean”? What did the Supreme Court decide about it?


     3) Who was Jackie Robinson and why is he important?


     C. Go to the PBS app:

    1) Watch Freedom Riders: Freedom Riders Challenge Segregation

    2) Get there by: Google Chrome -> Clever -> sign in with email -> PBS apppbs


     D. What did the freedom riders do and how did they do it?


     E. Read the book about the Greensboro sit-in by yourself or on Youtube at:

    1) What type of strategy did the four friends use?


     2) Who were they following as their leader?






    Getting ready for Friday May 24

    Background Research for Esperanza Rising                                                   Name: ____________________________

    1) What was the housing like for Esperanza’s family?


    2) Are there migrant workers now?


    5) Watch the Rochester news about migrants




    6) What have you learned about migrant workers from studying Esperanza Rising? Why are they doing migrant work and what does it do for them?

    7) Example of Mexican ballad: Mexican ballad

    How did Esperanza’s family keep their culture alive?


     9) Does this image and information change your perception of Marta in Esperanza Rising? How?


    10) If you have time, watch

    about a person who lived through the Great Depression and became a leader


     Grades 3 & 4: Bird Identification

     A) Basic Shape


    1) woodpecker 2) owl 3) hawk 4) duck 5) goose 6) gull 7) sparrow


    B) Bird Sounds

    Go to BrainPOP: Google Chrome chrome  -> Clever -> Log in with email -> BrainPOP moby

    Type Bird in the Search Box

    Watch the Birds Movie

    Take any quiz

    Submit to teacher: KB-Tech-Harp

    Game: Bird Song Hero

    Game: Beast Box  - use the birds!



    Google Chrome ->Clever -> log in with email -> Discovery Ed appdisc ed

    Watch the video and complete the worksheet: Compare and Contrast Burrowing Owl vs. Barn Owl

    • Animal Behavior: Owl Cam (Video Segment)
    • Breaking Trail: Burrowing Owl (Full Video)
    • Approaching an Owl Burrow (Video Segment)
    • Owl pellet (Image)
    • Rotate Your Owl (Video Segment)
    • White Owl preying on snake (Image)
    • Bird: Owl : Calling (Sound Effect)
    • Nocturnal Raptors: A Look at Barn Owls (Video Segment)


    Google Chrome -> Clever -> PBS Apppbs

    Type owl in the Search box

    • Owls Science Trek

    • Feeding Injured Birds

    • Outdoor Nevada: Burrowing Owls

    • Ready2Read Goes Wild: Learn about owls

    • See What makes Owls so Quiet and Deadly

    • No more cages: Wild Kratts

    • Birds of Prey: Science Trek

    • Fun with Raptors: Wild Kratts


    MyOn project on Owls

    Google Chrome -> Clever -> log in with email -> MyON app -> Owls - Grades 3 & 4


    Cornell Lab of Ornithology

    Barn Owl

    Burrowing Owl

    Audobon Society

    Barn Owl slideshow

    Barn Owl Information

    Burrowing Owl slideshow

    Burrowing Owl information









    Name:  ____________________________                           

    Comparing and Contrasting Burrowing and Barn Owls

    Watch the videos about two different types of owls. Write 3 facts about each type of owl.

    Then put 2 facts they have in common in the middle area where the circles overlap.



    Yellow Warbler bird guide


    How to use binoculars

    Merlin App


    Merlin app

    The app asks the date and location, the bird’s size and color, and what the bird was doing. 


    For Human Rights Day - May 24

    1) Watch BrainPOP movie: Great Depression Causes

    2) Take any quiz 

    3) Submit to KB Tech 5 Harp

    4) Google Chrome -> Clever -> sign in with email -> Discovery Education app discovery ed

    Take notes on the Great Depression (Lanovara) or the Dust Bowl (Rauscher), answering the following questions:

    What was the event?

    Who were the people involved?

    Where did  it take place?

    When did it happen?

    To what extent were people involved (small or big problem)?


    5) FRES Library website -> Encyclopedia Brittannica online

    Beware "Reading levels" on top



    Holocaust: Gottfried, Lanovara, Vordonis, Giordano

    World War II: Eden, Giordano

    The Great Depression: Lanovara, Widor

    Anti-racism: Masz

    Immigration:  Giordano

    Dust Bowl: Rauscher




    Natural Resources

    1) Go to BrainPOP:

    Google Chrome -> Clever -> sign in with email-> BrainPOP moby

    2) Type Natural Resources in Search box

    3) Watch  "Natural Resources" movie

    4) Take any Quiz.  Submit to teacher KB-TECH Harp

    5) Scroll down to Game Up

    6) Choose Sortify 

    7) Put your highest score and name on Post-It

    8) Start a PowerPoint with 5 slides titled: "How to be awesome at Sortify: Natural Resources"

    A) Strategy slide

    B) Content slide: Ask  and answer a question based on the game: "What is a Mineral?"


    Image result for what is a mineral for kids

    9) Play the game again and add to your slides

    10) Share with





    OR: Read books in MyON about recycling:

    advanced books




    Must have 4 ideas, your name, teacher's name and date.

    Share with


    Where does salt come from?


    Theme song:

    Going Green




    3R  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Google Chrome -> Clever -> sign in with email-> BrainPOP Jrbpjr

    Type Reduce in Search box

    Movie is "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"

    Any Quiz -> Submit to teacher KB-Tech Harp

    Game controller-> Drag and Drop game

    Read recycling Books in MyON:
    basic books

    Make a one slide poster about Earth Day and the 3R's



    "Things I want to learn from Earth Day" from assembly, movie or game

    Must have 4 ideas, your name, and homeroom teacher's name.


    Share with


    Where does salt come from?

    Theme song:

    Going Green


    Earth Slide Show

    National Geographic Slideshow





    Google Chrome -> Clever -> sign in-> BrainPOP -> Type Robot in Search box

    Watch movie and take either quiz

    Submit quiz results to KB Tech Harp on drop-down


    Introduction to Ozobot

    Watch Ozoblockly Tutorial

    Ozoblockly Game

    Shape Tracer

    Shape Tracer 2

    Read 1 robot book on MyON or a library book

    Meet the ozobot evo and bit

    Meet evo and bit

    Last 5 minutes: Robot Theme Song or

    Robots taking human jobs?  Click on DARPA



    After break


    Coding with lines and colors

    Coding with Ozoblockly on the iPads
















    The Arctic

    arctic  North Pole 90 degrees North of the equator (=0°)  (latitude)

                                                                                   Arctic Circle is not fixed; today it is 66°33′47.5″ North


    Q1. What is the northern-most town on earth?

    Svalbard Norway


    Q2. What is Aurora Borealis? Click Here to Find Out

    aurora borealis

    Where could you travel to see the Aurora Borealis?

    Where to see Aurora Borealis


    Q3. Where do the Inuit live?

    Inuit Nunangat

    includes land, ice and water

    Q4. What is a beluga?


    Studies Weekly


    Q5. What are the Top Ten arctic animals?

    Top 10 Arctic Animals


    Q6. How do animals adapt to the Arctic?


    arctic marine life

    Understanding Polar Bears and Ice

    Arctic Adaptations

    What is krill?


    Q7. What is the Arctic Food Web

    What is the Producer?

    New top predator?

    Killer Whale?



    Q8. What is the difference between the Arctic and Antarctic?

    Ted Talk on Arctic vs. Antarctic


    Q9. What is Hibernation and Camouflage?

    1) Log in using Google Chrome. Select Clever.

    2) Select BrainPOP Jr. annie

    3) Type Hibernation into the search box. Watch the movie and take notes as you watch. 

    4) Take the review quiz.

    5) Click on Games and play the hedgehog game.

    6) Watch the Camouflage movie and play the game with the hidden animals.



    Grade 5: What is the Tundra? What is Hibernation? What is Camouflage?

    1) Log in using Google Chrome. Select Clever.

    2) Select BrainPOPmoby

    3) Type Tundra into the search box. Watch the movie and take the review quiz.

    4) Select Primary Source under the Tundra movie. Look at the 2 pictures online and fill in the worksheet.

    5) Click on NewsELA and change the reading level to 730 on the drop down in the right top corner. Read the article and fill in the sheet.

    6) Type Hibernation into the search box and watch the movie. Take notes on the page about Hibernation.

    7) Take the review quiz and play the 2 games.

    8) If time:  Watch the Camouflage movie on BrainPOP Jr and play the game with the hidden animals.

    9) OR: you may read what it is like to travel to the North Pole


    10) Investigate the mystery predator









    Robot Arena 

    Hour of Code

    Virtual VEX robot


    Activity 1 Practice:

    1. Left-click to grab and rotate the robot 
    2. Right-click will allow you to move the robot around
    3. The mouse scroll wheel will make the robot bigger and smaller

    Activity 2:

    1. Run the program

    2. Look at the Blockly area

    Activity 3:

    How to turn the robot


     In Clever, choose CODE then Minecraft



    3rd Grade 


    password = lunch number 

    1) Double-click Google Chromechrome  

    2) Clever  

    3) Click on the flag  flag  

    4) Log on with email 

    5) KWT app


    6) From Clever choose BrainPOP Jr BPJR

    Select MyBrainPOP

    Arctic Habitats Assignment

    Movie and Review Quiz

    7) From Clever choose MyON 

    Grade 3 and 4 Arctic Habitats and Animals project

    8) Compare the poles using PBS

    Compare the Poles

    9) Log off using the Windows keywindowsflag the gray bubblehead and Sign Out 


    4th Grade Logon



    password = lunch number


    1) Double-Click on Google Chromechrome

     2) Clever 

    3) Click on the flagflag

    4) Log on with email

    5) KWT app



    6) From Clever choose BrainPOP  moby  

    Select MyBrainPOP

    North Pole Assignment

    Movie and Review Quiz

     7) From Clever choose MyON

    Grade 3 and 4 Arctic Habitats and Animals project

    Take notes in your packet

    8) Compare the Poles using PBS

    Compare the Poles


    9) Log off using the Windows key windowsflag , the gray bubblehead and Sign Out


    5th Grade Logon


    password = lunch number

    1) Double-Click on Google Chromechrome

    2) Clever 

    3) Click on the flag flag

    4) Log on with email

    5) KWT app


    6)From Clever choose BrainPOPMoby

    North Pole Assignment

    Watch the Movie and take the Review Quiz

    Gather information concerning environmental threats at the North Pole 

    Frozen Moby

    7) From Clever choose PBS pbs

    Arctic Ecosystem

    Choose an animal to research and present.

    Discuss how climate change affects that animal

    8) Compare the poles using PBS

    Compare the Poles




     1) Interesting facts about clouds

    Clouds: It's okay to be smart

    2) Digital Citizenship Advice

    Zach Marks' video

     3) Song and cartoons

    a. Theme song

    b. Privacy











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