Sunday, October 16, 2016

This Week on the Island 10/17-10/21

Dates to Remember:

  • End of Term 2 - 11/04 

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Classroom News

Birdbrain readings have started, for all science classes. Remember that Birdbrain is done outside of class and is due on Fridays at 2:30. Birdbrain grades, once posted on schoolloop, are not subject to re-grades.

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  5th Science

This week we will start by reviewing what we have learned by playing a fun Quizziz. We will then continue our exploration of matter by solving the Matter Matters Mystery and finally on to your Element Baby Book. You will use your creativity and everything you have learned to teach others about matter. dedication and attention to detail are some of the skills you will practice this week.

6th Science

We start out the week creating our own experiments to determine which substances are hypotonic, hypertonic or isotonic. Once we have our results, we will move on to discussing habitats and the adaptations of some creatures that have let them thrive in different environments.

7th Science

This week will be dedicated to understanding different body systems, and thinking critically about ways to improve them. This is your chance to put your thinking hats on, think about your body as a system of parts and apply your knowledge and ideas to something radically new. What great progress can be made if we all work together!

7th  Engineering

You have now determined what can be improved in your item. It is time to put everything together into one cohesive presentation for your peers. You will need to explain what you did, why you did it and how it actually makes your product so much better. The end of the reverse engineering project is upon us.

8th  Engineering
This week you will spend the majority of your time coming up with one actionable item. You will finally be placed in teams to develop your solutions. Put your researching skills to the test and figure out what others have done to solve the problem you are working on. What will you do to make life better for everyone?