13 Apr Science Updates
Following Spring Break, the 5th graders launched into studying Earth’s Atmosphere. While learning about the different layers of our atmosphere, they focused on learning the names and characteristics of clouds. On Thursday, while grandparents visited our campus, we spoke of the rare opportunity scientists had on the days following 9/11/2001. Grandparents shared seeing the bright blue sky during the days and the bright stars at night. The sky was free of con-trails, which are cirrus clouds formed by airplanes overhead.
In 6th and 7th grade Science, study this week following Spring Break includes preparation of various posters highlighting individual planets in our Solar System. Students worked diligently to formulate, develop, and produce informative posters for later presentation. Grandparents visiting on Thursday had the opportunity to collaborate with students on their projects.
Students in 8th grade Science have continued their study of Work as it expands into simple machines that make work easier. The subject this week was the lever, and during Grandparents Day, several demonstrations were conducted by students illustrating the effects of a different levers on making work easier.
The Biology class continues its study of human body systems. As we work on learning the parts and function of the Respiratory System, students see the important connection between it and the Circulatory System which we studied previously. Grandparents had a chance to help teach class on Thursday when we discussed the need for our body to get oxygenated blood distributed quickly to our brain and limbs in case of a stressful emergency. Several of the visiting grandparents are in law enforcement.