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Science 19/20

Sea Urchin science

11/5/19  This week, we continued our study of the moon and learned about the "dark side of the moon".  Ask your student what the other side of the moon looks like and the theory scientists have come up with.  We learned about different cultural stories about the moon and students made up their own.

10/15/19  This week, we became cave dwellers and looked at the sun, moon and stars and compared it to what we know about them today.  We watched a video discussing the study of astronomy. We practiced making measurements using centimeters.

10/8/19  This week, we learned about Rube Goldberg machines and finished creating designs to capture a sea creature.  This project is great for so many things like perseverance, growth mindset, and using the scientific process.

Grouper Science

10/30/19 and 11/6/19 Planet research project begins!

10/23/19 This week we continued our practice of converting in metrics using the most commonly used units: km, m, cm, mm.  After an introduction of the solar system by Crash Course, students predicted the scale of the solar system as one meter long.  We learned that the first four planets are extremely close together in relation to the outer planets.  The question persists: Is Pluto a planet?

10/16/19  This week practiced converting in metrics using the most used units: km, m, cm, mm.  We then worked on Question of Scale to start to give us a sense of the scale of our solar system. The movie "Powers of Ten" continues to give us an idea of how small we are and how BIG the universe is.

10/9/19 This week we compared the English units for distance with the metric system.  Our activity helped students learn how the metric system is based on the power of ten.  We will continue next week by looking at what a km looks like and learn about scientific notation.