- Book List: EPIC Maryland
- Science: Let’s Science Together! At home science lessons from MDSCI.org The Maryland Science Center has several fun science activities to do from the comfort of your living room.
- Math: Online word problems.
1. The Smithsons have decided to go on an adventure this year. The Marvelous Birding Weekend is held each year in April for people who want to watch the warblers, waterfowl, and shorebirds migrate into the area. It will cost $30 for a canoe to watch them from the water. They purchased two bird guides for $7 each. How much did this adventure cost the Smithson family? 2. Christopher lives in Maryland, but has a baseball tournament in Pennsylvania. It is 292 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cambridge, Maryland. How many round-trip miles will he travel for his tournament? 3. It will cost $28 one-way on Dachshund Bus Lines to get from Salisbury, Maryland, to Baltimore, Maryland. How much would it cost for a round trip ticket? 4. Babe Ruth, who was born in Baltimore, Maryland, is still known as one of the greatest baseball hitters of all time. He hit 54 home runs in 1920, 59 in 1921, 35 in 1922, and 41 in 1923. How many home runs did Babe score altogether for these four years? 1. Out of Maryland’s 23 counties, 16 of them border the tidal water. What percentage of counties do not border the water? 2. Creekside School purchased 125 textbooks about the history of Maryland. Each book cost the school $45.50. How much money did the school spend on these books? 3. The largest waterfall in Maryland is Muddy Creek Falls. It is 63 feet high. How many inches tall is the waterfall? 4. The tallest point in Maryland is Backbone Mountain at 3,360 feet above sea level. Maryland’s lowest point is Bloody Point Hole, which is 174 feet below sea level. How many feet is it from the highest point to the lowest point?
Don’t worry there are more fun word problems here: Ed Helper
- Writing: Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman rose above her traumatic past and became a historic leader. The famous underground railroad can be toured in Maryland at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. The journey lasts 125 miles starting in Cambridge to Goldsboro passing through country roads to off state highways and part of the Great Chesapeake Bay Loop. Writing can help you continue to grow your vocabulary. There are several sites on the internet that offer writing prompts. Writing about historical people like Harriet Tubman not only encourages your writing by helps you learn a little along the way. Here are some lead prompts from Custom-writing.org What is your definition of freedom? Can you think of anything that you would give away your freedom for? What would you do to escape if you were a slave? If you were a slave, would you trust Harriet Tubman and follow her?
- Art: The Walters Museum has some very cool links including a virtual tour. They also have FREE downloadable coloring sheets: Coloring Sheets
- History : The state of Maryland has laid out some great history lessons. Check out Maryland Choose one of the topics and complete the activity. If you want more history from Maryland dive in to the life of Edgar Allan Poe. On your next visit in to the Library ask to meet Poe our pet Crow. After researching Edgar Allan Poe you will know why we named the crow, Poe.
- Book Pick: The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants. Perfect time to start a new series. Carmen, Tibby, Bridget, and Lena are teenage best friends from Bethesda, Maryland, about to spend their first summer apart. It is a great story of friendship and coming of age.
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