10/31/16

Monday, October 31st

Science
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.
Honors Science
To celebrate Halloween, students listened to the Orson Wells War of the World broadcast.

10/28/16

Thursday, October 27th & Friday, October 28th

Thursday, October 27th
Science
Using the State 6th Grade book, students read the seasons section and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students completed two sound labs - Bee Hummer and Sound Sandwich.

Friday, October 28th
Science
Students completed a seasons lab - Earth's Movement Around the Sun. Using a globe and a flashlight, students simulated Earth’s revolution around the Sun.
Honors Science

Watched MythBusters - Swimming in Syrup.

10/24/16

Monday, October 24th

Monday, October 24th
Science
Students completed the Science Court/Nye Seasons DVD Worksheet.
Students reviewed the seasons Chapter in State Science Book (pgs 23-28).
Honors Science
Students continued working on sound labs - Plucker UpParty Line, and King Gong.


10/18/16

Tuesday, October 18th

Science
Students completed the sound unit assessment today.
Honors Science

Students completed a sound vibration lab – Tuning Fork Observations. Using tuning forks, students observed vibrations, sound can travel through a solid, and the larger the tuning fork, the lower the pitch.a

10/17/16

Monday, October 17th

Science
We began the reason for the seasons unit with a lecture and students taking notes.
Honors Science
Student re-took the Heat - Conductors and Insulators Assessment.
Students completed a light refraction lab - It's Bent II. Students were given four fluids of differing thickness (water, cooking oil, shampoo, corn syrup) and had to determine if thickness of a fluid affected refraction.


10/15/16

Wednesday, October 12th

Science
Students completed two sound labs. The first was Straw SoundsStudents used a straw to make a kazoo. While blowing into the straw, students cut the straw to see how the length of the straw affects pitch. 
The second lab was Making a Bee HummerWatch the video below to see what they did.


Honors Science
Students completed the heat unit assessment.



10/14/16

Thursday, October 13th & Friday, October 14th

Thursday, October 13th
Science
Students listened to Pulse of the Planet sound podcast (Sounds – Sound AnalysisAnts & Caterpillars: SoundDwarf Minke Whales-Star Wars Sound, and BATS--Use of Sound). Students also completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students finished the Mars project – What Can We Learn From Images? (Images)

Friday, October 14th
Science
We are beginning our seasons unit (Why do we have Seasons?). Students completed the seasons unit pre-tests.
Honors Science
Students completed a light refraction lab - It's Bent I.


10/11/16

Tuesday, October 11th

Science
Students completed two sound labs. The first was Party Line.  Students connected cups and string to talk to each other.
The second lab was Sound Sandwich. Students made a sound sandwich, demonstrating sound and vibrations.


Students will be taking the sound assessment on Tuesday, October 19th. Students received the sound review sheet and study guide.
Honors Science
Students began learning how to analyze satellite images.  They began working on What Can We Learn From Images? (Images).

10/10/16

Monday, October 10th

Science
Students completed two sound labs. The first was Tuning Fork Observations.  Students used a tuning fork to demonstrate vibrations and that sound travels through a solid. The second was Plucker Up. Students used a cup with a hole in the bottom. They tied string around a paper clip and placed it in the cup so the string could be pulled tight. They plucked a string while moving their finger along the string to demonstrate sound pitch.
Honors Science
Student completed two light reflection labs. The first was It's a Reflection. Students used a laser pointer and a mirror to demonstrate the law of reflection. The second was Mirror-to-Mirror. They used two mirrors different distances apart and tilted to identify how distance between mirrors and tilt affects the number of reflection.


10/7/16

Friday, October 7th

Science
Students watched MythBusters Table Cloth Chaos and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students completed two light and color labs. The first was Paddle Colors. Students combined different combinations of colors to see the color formed by the two colors.
The second was - Color Spinners. Students colored a wheel certain colors and twirled the wheel to see what happened when the colors were combined.


10/6/16

EarthKAM Photos

Here are examples of EarthKAM images requested by students.


Canyonlands National Park


Saudi Arabia near Al Duwadimi


Around Lake Mackay Northern Territory Australia

Thursday, October 6th

Science
Student completed the light unit assessments.
Honors Science
Student finished working with EarthKAM.


10/5/16

Wednesday, October 5th

Science
Today, we began the sound unit with a lecture and students taking notes.
Honors Science
Today, we began the light unit with a lecture and students taking notes.


10/4/16

Tuesday, October 4th

Science
Students completed two refraction labs. The first was It's Bent I. Student took four cups. One cup was filled with ¼ cup, ½ cup, ¾ cup, and 1 cup of water.  A straw was placed in each cup. Students were to determine if the amount of water in a cup affected light refraction.
The second lab was It's Bent II. Students placed oil, shampoo, corn syrup, and water in four different cups A straw was placed in each cup. Students were to determine if the thickness of a liquid affected light refraction.
Honors Science
Students continued working with EarthKAM.


10/3/16

Monday, October 3rd

Science
Students completed three light labs.  The first was a light reflection lab - Mirror-to-Mirror. Students changed mirror positions and distances to determine how many images were formed.
The second was a light refraction lab - The Incredible Reappearing Penny. Students poured water in a bowl with a penny.  The watched to see what happened as more water was poured into the bowl. This demonstrated the refraction (bending) of light.
The last light lab - See Through, demonstrated transparent, translucent, and opaque materials.
Honors Science
Students were given the opportunity to request images of Earth through the EarthKAM project. Students request images taken of features on Earth which will help them as they begin to learn how to analyze Mars images.