Grade 1 continues to explore the topic of “Scientists”. We talked about how scientists think and the five senses that we need to use as a scientist.
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Last week the Grade 2 students learned about technology. They learned technology has changed in the last few thousands years. They know technology will make better tools which will help us do work a lot easier. They also learned about natural and man-made things. They went out to the basketball court to take a better look at some of the natural and man-made things that we can see at our school. The students were able to properly identify natural things such as clouds and mountains that could be seen at school. They knew that cement and a basketball hoop are both man-made.
Grades 3 and 4 took quizzes to assess their knowledge of measurement, science tools, and the scientific method. They showed their knowledge - not just vocabulary, but also their ability to use tools to measure things and make graphs. Skills real scientists use every day!
Then Grades 3 and 4 started learning about their new topics. Grade 3 began learning about weather and Grade 4 began learning about the solar system. They made KWL (Know, Want to Know, Learned) charts in their science notebooks so they can track their progress throughout the chapter!
In Grade 5, we continued reviewing the scientific method. Students learned how to take their heart rate and did an experiment where they had to do physical activities, take their heart rate, and make graphs. Next week they take their quiz on the scientific method to show what they know!
The Grade 6 students finished up their science chapter on rocks. They were introduced to sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. I let them watch a short musical video about a very important theme of the chapter, the rock cycle! They had a lot of fun watching the video because it was done as the famous song, Let it Go. The students were asked to bring in some rocks so they could try to identify them. Not all of the students were able to identify the types of rocks they brought in but many were able to. Watch the video!
-Your Science Teachers
Er Xin Reporter