Saturday, March 12, 2016

News 03/14-03/18

Dates to Remember:

  • Spring Break is March 28-April 1. 

Classroom News

Birdbrain is due on Friday by 2:30
Check the links to the new blog descriptions and rubrics on the right hand side of this page. 
5th graders, start prepping for your CST. Play ZONDLE today!

Cumulative XP:

5th Science - Castle

Electricity and Magnetism: This week you begin to explore electricity. Throughout this unit you will understand what electricity is, how it is transferred and most importantly how to stay safe around electricity. Discover the difference between series circuits and parallel circuits. A journey of exploration on these topics awaits you.

6th Science - Enchanted Forest

Ecodetectives The final stretch of our eco-detectives unit is upon us. This week you will take your writing to a new level as you complete your Letter to the Editor of the Gray Bay. Make sure you provide readers with ample evidence. Use all your resources and name the culprit!

7th Science - Laboratory

Evolution. After our Fossil Record Experience we will briefly discuss homologous structures and embryology as evidence for evolution. You will observe patterns that illustrate how different organisms are related before moving on to cladistics and creating cladograms. You will finally have the evidence in hand to really understand what the classical image of human evolution really means.

8th Engineering - Website

You will continue your work on the YSC project. Now it is time to work on your plan and begin developing your idea in earnest. Remember you have to have a working prototype of your invention AND have a way to test it.