Sunday, March 20, 2016

News 03/21-03/25

Dates to Remember:

  • Spring Break is March 28-April 1. 
  • End of term April 20th

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: We continue our exploration of circuits. We will create parallel circuits and switches and be able to explain how the energy travels through them. We will then study how the energy we use in our homes is generated. We will put on our big thinking caps and defend why some energy sources are "better" than others.

6th Science - Enchanted Forest

Ocean currents We start our new unit - Ocean Currents. We will use different activities to determine how ocean currents affect us, and compare our Earth to humans. Throughout this unit, you will discover how the oceans are related to our weather and just why should we care about what happens in an ocean far away from us.

7th Science - Laboratory

Evolution. Now that we have all the information about evolution available to us, we begin our evolution project. You will have many options to explore and demonstrate what you know about evolution. From creating a new species to understanding the origins of flight or just why is it that doctors should not give you antibiotics for illnesses like the common cold.

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. The end of YSC is nigh!