Students completed a gravity lab - Staying Up While Falling Down.
Using a pvc pipe, string, and different sizes of washers, students demonstrated
why planets closer to the Sun move faster than those farther away.
Students completed two labs which demonstrated weight has no
effect on how fast an object falls – Free Fall & Gravity on Earth.
Students completed two gravity labs. The first was Quicker. Students pushed sticks
of different lengths down at the same time.
This demonstrated why planets closer to the Sun move faster than planets
The second gravity lab was How Low
Can You Go? Students compared mass and weight.
Students completed the planets unit by taking the final unit
We began our gravity unit with a lecture.
Student worked on an earth rotation lab - Tracking Shadows Over Time.
Students place a straw in clay on a sheet of tagboard. They drew a line showing
the position of the shadow over thirty minutes.
This demonstrated Earth’s rotation and the shadow moved in a regular
manner over thirty minutes.
Students worked on Blue Marble Matches,
ps. 6-8. They began to recognize four processes that affect the geology of an
area – wind, water, impacts, and volcanoes.
Students conducted a direct/indirect heat energy (sunlight)
lab - Why is Summer Hot? Students had two
thermometers. One received direct heat energy and the other received indirect
heat energy. Students compared
temperature over thirty minutes.
working on learning how to analyze Earth images with the NASA program Blue Marble Matches (pgs.
Friday, November 4th
Students took a seasons quiz.
We reviewed seasons.
Our classes were about 25 minutes today. The 6th
Grade went to a STEM fair at the County Fairground.
Students completed a direct/indirect sunlight (heat energy) lab
- Seasons Four Times a Year.
Using a flashlight and a protractor, students shine the flashlight on graph
paper at four different angles. They calculate the area covered by each circle
at each angle.