Sunday, January 1, 2017

This Week on the Islands 01/03-01/06

Dates to Remember:

  • End of Term 3: 01/13/17. My gradebook will close 01/11.

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Classroom News

  5th Science

This week we start our Biomes unit. We will learn about the earth's spheres and how we interact with them. We will get ready to talk about how organisms survive in different biomes, and what makes each biome unique.

6th Science 

We have talked about how traits get passed on, but what about the effects the environment has on different traits, What can a person do to increase/decrease their chances of presenting a genetically based disease? What happens to your offspring if you do not take care of yourself? These are some of the questions you will be ready to answer as we continue our Heredity unit.

7th Science

You will begin the week determining the probability of traits passed on to your superhero babies, and you will have a chance to draw him/her out. Is your baby a superhero or a villain? Back it up with your Punnett work. 

7th  Engineering

This week we begin our Eco-House unit. You will talk about climate change and how engineers are working to make sustainable dwellings for all of us. You will do some research on the solutions already available and make some choices, preparing yourself to become green engineers. How easy is it to build eco-friendly dwellings?

8th  Engineering

This week we begin by exploring different natural disasters, and how they affect the construction of dwellings. You will do some research to see what types of housing and materials are available, and how engineers have used ancient construction techniques to develop housing that can survive specific natural disasters. Can you outwit Mother Nature?