Sunday, November 27, 2011

The first homework of Quarter 2

Howdy folks!
     I hope you all have had a great break.  KK and I tested out our Disney YES program trip with 23 former 6th graders.  The trip was an unprecedented success!  I look forward to offering the trip to this year's class.

Thanksgiving was a trip... literally!  The family packed up and headed out to William O'Brain State Park where the boys discovered a tree house... so to speak.

So Quarter 2 is fast approaching and with it a new set of homework.

Quarter 2 Week 1 is due Dec 1st.

Oh yeah... and the BrainPop Measuring Matter

This quarter we will study matter and the physical properties that make matter different from each other. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

The last homework for Quarter 1.... or is it???

Howdy folks,

Here is the link to this week's homework Week 9 homework

And the link to Brain Pop's Cell Structures

That said... we are wrapping up the quarter by practicing the steps of the scientific method.  We are counting the drops of water that will fit on a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter.  Once graphed, students use this information to predict how many drops of water will fit on a silver dollar and a half dollar.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pumpkin Chunkin Pics!

Hi there,
    This week students were asked to assist with a special experiment.

The experiment is called, "The effects of Sudden Deceleration of Soft Vegetative Tissue In a Vertical System" aka Russo pitches Pumpkins off the Roof so we can observe how much they splat!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Homework week 8

Here is the link to homework week 8
and the link to BrainPop The Eye

Students this week have been practicing writing good instructions for experiments.  This is done by using Captain Hyper-Literal.  He is a character that will do exactly what you say... no more and no less and has the amazing power to still mess up any instruction while still doing whatever you tell him to do.