11/16/16

Wednesday, November 16th

Science
Students finished reading Kids Discover Solar System and completed worksheet.
Honors Science
Seasons review.


11/15/16

Monday, November 14th & Tuesday, November 15th

Monday, November 14th
Science
Students completed the seasons end of unit assessments.
Honors Science
Rotation labs - Tracking Shadows over Time & Making a Sun Clock.            

Tuesday, November 15th
Science
Solar System Worksheet - Can You Planet?
Began reading Kids Discover Solar System.
Honors Science

Blue Marble Matches, pgs. 10-13.

11/10/16

Thursday, November 10th

Science
Students received the seasons review sheet and study guide. They will take the seasons assessment on Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Our next unit is the Solar System. To introduce students to the Solar System, students watched 95 Worlds and Counting and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students continued identifying Earth geological features. They worked on Blue Marble Matches, pgs. 8-9.


11/8/16

Tuesday, November 8th

Science
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.
Honors Science
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.

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11/7/16

Monday, November 7th

The Clark Planetarium AstroVan visited our school and talked about the Solar System.

11/4/16

Thursday, November 3rd & Friday, November 4th

Thursday, November 3rd

Science
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.
Honors Science
Students began working on learning how to analyze Earth images with the NASA program  Blue Marble Matches (pgs. 1-3).

Friday, November 4th

Science
Students took a seasons quiz.
Honors Science
We reviewed seasons.


Our classes were about 25 minutes today. The 6th Grade went to a STEM fair at the County Fairground.

11/1/16

Tuesday, November 1st

Tuesday, November 1st
Science
Students completed two direct/indirect sunlight (heat energy) labs - How Angle Changes Intensity and Exploring the Sun's Height Above the Horizon. Both labs again demonstrated the larger the angle, the smaller surface area covered; the smaller the angle, the larger surface area covered.
Honors Science
We began with seasons unit with the Reason for the Seasons Lecture.