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Education | At Home Learning - 4th - 5th Grade Week of November 2

Week of November 2

Monday, November 2

10:00am Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum “I am Florence Nightingale; I am George Washington Carver” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

Xavier and Brad turn to Florence Nightingale for help with curing Yadina's hiccups; George Washington Carver explains the importance of plants.

10:30am Sci Girls Pedal Power (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

The girls engineer an ice cream-maker powered by their bikes.

Tuesday, November 3

10:00am Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum “I am Caesar Chavez / I am Dolores Heurta”

Caesar Chavez helps Xavier, Yadina and Brad find the inspiration to tackle a big mess in the playground.

Dolores Huerta teaches Xavier, Yadina and Brad that it is important to speak up when they see someone in need.

10:30am Sci Girls “Super Sleuths” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

At a forensics summer camp, super sleuths Emi and friends team up with real forensic scientists to solve the mysterious theft of the priceless "Queen of the Forest" ceremonial mask

Wednesday, November 4

10:00am Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum “We are the Wright Brothers / We are the Bronte Sisters” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

Brad finds Xavier and Yadina surrounded by a mess of shells and yolks, ready to give up on their quest to build the perfect egg parachute – their poor eggs keep crashing to the ground. Not wanting to give up… to the Secret Museum! Our heroes are sent back in time to meet a pair of bothers who knew about crashing: Orville and Wilbur Wright. Watching the brothers crash and rebuild on their way towards inventing the very first flying machine ever, Xavier and Yadina realize that it’s ok to make mistakes, because making mistakes help you learn.

Brad is hard at work on his latest comic book, when he comes up against a really big problem: he can’t think of an ending to his story! Unable to generate any ideas his usual way, there’s only one thing left to do: To the Secret Museum! Our heroes are sent back in time to meet three expert4 story-telling sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anna Bronte. We find the girls in the midst of acting out their own made up story, coming up with ideas as they go along. Xavier and Yadina are immediately pulled into their pretend play, while Brad is much more hesitant to join. But the story is so fun that Brad finds himself getting swept up in the moment, his writer’s block disappearing as he discovers that there are many ways to come up with story ideas.

10:30am Sci Girls “Frog Whisperers” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

When St. Louis SciGirls find the amphibian population in decline, they hop to it! Alanna, Madison, Amanda and Clara hit urban and rural sites to compare frog and toad calls and report on their amphibian neighbors.

Thursday, November 5

10:00am Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum “I am Confucius / I am Sacagawea”

Xavier and Yadina overcome a sibling spat with the help of Confucius.

Sacagawea helps Xavier and Brad realize that just because Yadina is younger, she can do more than they think.

10:30am Sci Girls “Flower Power” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

SciGirls spring into action! Minnesota sixth-grader Jordan gathers her girls to track changes in flowers and plants as spring emerges, and celebrates by creating a sculpture and a time-lapse video of the season's arrival.

Friday, November 6

10:00am Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum “I am Harriet Tubman”

Xavier, Yadina and Brad learn about courage and bravery when they meet Harriet Tubman, a woman who escapes slavery and risks her life to help others do the same.

10:30am Sci Girls “Skygirls” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

Virginia SciGirls Emma, Lauren and Madison have the ultimate "stratus update!" Teaming up with NASA scientists, they identify clouds from the ground and compare their data with satellite images, ultimately creating a "mostly cloudy" museum display