Sunday, September 13, 2015

Science News 09/14-09/18
Dates to Remember:

  • AdV Parent Information Mtng - September 16 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • AdV Student Exhibition Night - October 21 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • End of Term 1: October 2

Need help with something? Post your questions on Edmodo and/or sign up for after school help. I am available Tuesday and Friday until 3:30.

Classroom News

Information about blogs can be found on my previous post.
Examples of "good" blogs from your peers:
7th grade
6th grade
5th grade

Right now, PowerMyLearning is your only source of Gold Coins. 

BirdBrain Readings start this week for 5th, 6th and 7th grade science. Remember you can re-take a reading as many times as needed until the due date (Fridays at 2:30)

5th Science 
As we begin our exploration of cells, we start the week paying particular attention to the differences between plant and animal cells. Each of you will receive an organelle to study. Once you have gathered information, you will work together to create an Organelle Wanted poster as you work on the Organelle trail. Your posters must be ready at the end of class on Friday so that the class can participate in the "Round-Up" next week.

6th Science
We begin our Plate Tectonics unit by "Riding the Rock Cycle". With the information you gather, you will create a "Journey through the Rock Cycle cartoon (due Wednesday at the end of class). On Thursday, come prepared to build the volcanos we will use during the rest of our unit. Finally, you will gather information about the different layers of the Earth, and use it to create a foldable.

7th Science
We continue to work on "Organelle Wars", and develop an election campaign for the new president of the cell. Give yourself enough time to create your election posters (due by Friday, 09/18) and TV advertisements (due by 09/23). We will listen to all candidates and then both the 5th grade and yourselves will vote. Don't forget to spread your smears out, and respond to your opposition on Edmodo. Organelle wars is on!

8th Engineering

First prototypes will be tested on Monday, and gather data to calculate the maximum impact speed your helmet can withstand. With that information, you will get an additional budget of $2.00 to refine/redesign your helmet, and re-test on W/Th. By Friday, we will determine which design was the most successful and name the winner of the Helmet challenge!