20 Sep Science Update
Science classes have been busy the first few weeks of the 2017-2018 school year. We have been studying sustainability in our 5th grade classroom. We are reading a great book about a community garden, and we are planting an herb garden here at school. We would like to say a big thank you to high school student Mason Waltrup, who has been actively helping us plant our seeds and plants in our herb garden.
6th and 7th graders have been studying the water cycle. This week we have done daily labs with accompanying lab reports. We’ve created simulations of the various parts of the water cycle. We have also been looking at Hurricane Harvey and the devastating effects it has had.
Each member of our 8th grade class has been assigned a natural disaster that they have studied and written facts about for the last couple of weeks. This week we have ‘interviewed’ the students about their reports and their environmental responses. We will video tape the interviews using our green screen.
9th and 10th graders reviewed the scientific method through a forensic science unit. We talked about the importance of detailed lab reports, and the students had to write detailed instructions on how to make a pb&j sandwich… a few had to use their hands because they neglected to add “use a knife” to their steps. =) It was a good lesson on the importance of details. Currently, we are studying technology and science. We will end the week with the students doing a lab with partners to construct a simulated water tower.