Introducing Mrs. Riordan

Chickering Student Radio

Do you go to gym class? Here at Chickering School we practice physical education one or two times a week. Our instructor, Mrs. Riordan has an amazing job so we decided to talk to her and get the inside scoop on her job. We also used the power of green screen to create a typical gym class for you. Thanks for watching Chickering Reports.  We hope you enjoy.

Our interview with Mrs. Riordan:

Our gym class:

Reported by Bridget and Sofi

Ancient Dinosaurs

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Explore the facts about some ancient creatures known as the dinosaurs. Dig through some of the things we say and be a listening paleontologist. Find some of the biggest and smallest dinosaurs and have a good time listening to and watching Ancient Dinosaurs!

 

Bibliography: 

  • “Labrador-sized dinosaurs walked on earth 243 million years ago.” The Telegraph. Web. 1 May. 2019.
  • “Spinosaurus facts for kids.” Science Kids. Web. 8 May 2019.
  • “The biggest dinosaur ever!” Science Kids. Web 8 May 2019.
  • “The 19 smallest Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals.” Web. ThoughtCo. 15 May 2019.
  • “What is the oldest dinosaur ever found.” Enchanted Learning. Web. 15 May 2019. 

Reported by Max B., Max K., and Jackson

Ukraine and the Netherlands

Image of the engraved rock outside Chickering School showing the name of the school and year 2001.Chickering Student
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We researched these two countries because these are our countries of origin. We have facts about the Netherlands and Ukraine that will teach you about our origins.  We hope you enjoy!

 

Works Cited

“Ukraine.” Culturegrams. ProQuest, 2019.Web 28 Mar. 2001.

“Kingdom of the Netherlands.” Culturegrams. ProQuest. 2019. 11 April 2019

“Dutch flag.” WorldAtlas Web. 4 april. 2019.

“Netherlands.” National Geographic Kids. Web.28 Mar. 2019

 

Reported by Sammy and Freya

Crocodiles

Chickering Student Radio

Hello and welcome to Chickering Reports. This is Bella and Barrett. Have you ever wondered about crocodiles?

Well, you’re in luck. This blog is all about crocodiles.  Did you know that crocodiles can be over 18 feet. That’s as big as the length of a swimming pool! Wanna learn more about these enormous reptiles? Read on!

Crocodiles live on land and in water. You can find a croc swimming in freshwater, lakes, rivers, and brackish water. Saltwater crocodiles, as the name suggests, live in saltwater. Crocodiles are native to Asia, Australia, Africa, and parts of North and South America.

Crocodiles are carnivores. This means they eat meat. When they eat, they don’t chew. They rip apart large chunks of flesh and swallow them whole. While they eat, they make tears. No one knows why. Crocodiles have one of the strongest bites in the animal kingdom. They have a bite strength of 16,460 newtons and you can tear into a steak with 890 newtons.

Crocodiles have tough green skin that can help them to blend into their environment. Their eyes are on the sides of their head. They have 24 sharp teeth. The biggest crocodile species is a saltwater. They can be 13-18 ft and weigh up to 2200 pounds. The smallest is a dwarf crocodile and is 5ft and can weigh 70 pounds.

Crocodiles are cold-blooded. They have been around for 240,000,000 years and are the closest relatives to birds and dinosaurs. They are very fast and can run 13 miles on land. They live for 50-60 years.

I hope you learned something new about crocodiles. I still can’t believe they can be 18 feet long. Maybe you’ve developed a new fear of crocodiles. Thank you for reading Chickering Reports.

Bibliography

Handwerk, Brian. “Crocodiles Have the Strongest bite ever.” National geographic. Web. 29 May 2019

“Crocodile facts.” Soft schools. Web. 29 May 2019.

 

Reported by Bella and Barrett

 

Columbia Disaster

Chickering Student Radio

The Columbia Disaster was a tragic space event. This event killed all 7 people on board the shuttle. Stay tuned to learn more important facts about this event!

Works Cited:

Howell, Elizabeth. “Columbia disaster.” Space.com. Web. 21 March 2019

Ramasamy Venugopal. “Columbia Disaster.” Space Safety Magazine. Web. 29 March 2019

Reported by: Neal, Reema, Charley, and Boden

March Madness with Mr. Fraser

Chickering Student Radio

We interviewed our gym teacher Mr. Fraser and asked him what he thinks about the exciting tournament of March Madness. Do you enjoy March Madness? If you would like to know his point of view, watch our podcast to learn more!

Reported by Rory, Finnegan, Lucas, and Ronan

 

The Awesome Substitute

Chickering Student Radio

We decided to interview our amazing new substitute, Ms. Vanaria. She teaches classes whose teachers are gone for long periods of time. This year, our class got her as a new teacher and we had some questions we wanted to have answered so that we could get to know her. In this podcast, you will hear interesting questions be answered and learn more about our teacher with us!

Reported by Cecilia, Bea, and Ethan