Sunday, March 5, 2017

This Week on the Island 03/06-03/10

Dates to Remember:

  • Wear Green Spirit day - 03/17
  • Cesar Chavez Day 03/31 - No school

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Classroom News

  5th Science

As we continue the study of Earth Systems, you will make some observations on different types of rocks. They may all look the same, but are they? What processes are at play as one rock is changed into another? What happens to rocks over long periods of time? These are some of the questions you will be able to answer as we explore how matter on Earth is recycled.

6th Science 

Your response to the thermos challenge is almost ready. Who will win and make Mrs. Garcia's coffee stay warm the longest? Remember that you need to be able to explain how your product works. What types of heat transfer are being avoided? what types are inevitable?

7th Science

You are almost done explaining just how organisms interact in an ecosystem. Can an endangered species become invasive? Why or why not? How is your species affected by changes in the environment? These are the questions you will be able to explain as you present your projects on Wednesday 

7th  Engineering

This week you will build your bridges. As you construct them, keep track of your work. It is not enough to build, you will need to be able to explain your choices. Get ready to test on Thursday so that you have all the information you need for your final report.

8th  Engineering

Need I say more? You have been put in charge of your own learning. It is time to hunker down and develop your idea. Show us what you are capable of doing. You can do it!