Sunday, December 4, 2016

This Week on the Island 12/05-12/09

Dates to Remember:

  • Charity Fair - 12/07 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Holiday Break - 12/19 - 01/03

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Classroom News

  5th Science

This week we start our Constellation project. You have your partner and the constellation you will be working on. Gather the necessary data to create an amazing presentation that helps us understand your constellation. Remember, although Google slides is an option, we want to encourage others to care about constellations. Think outside the "presentation" and choose different format. 

6th Science 

Now that you have identified the genotypes and phenotypes of your superhero and its mate, what do you do with that data? This week you will be introduced to Punnett, who will help you discover the rules of probability that make each organism unique. Pay attention as you will use this week's work to add an offspring to your superhero family.

7th Science

You created some interesting superhero concepts. It is time to begin learning about the genetics concepts that led to your superhero. We will "Tour the Basics" and make an inventory of traits. We will them talk about a monk who spent his life working with peas. You may be thinking, what does this have to do with anything? All will be revealed in due time.

7th  Engineering

This week you will start working on your Thermos Challenge. You will learn some basics about heat, and how to protect a hot drink from getting cold. Follow the format you have been taught and come up with a solution to the problem.

8th  Engineering

The webpages for your exploravision project are due this week. We have reached the final stages of this project are are preparing to submit your work for competition!