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Hello and happy Thursday!
This week has been full of new information about Thermal Energy! It's one of our types of energy so we've been doing a mini unit.
Today we we started our ICE PRESERVER challenge! Students were paired and challenged to create an ice preserver than can keep ice solid the longest. We will finish and test them tomorrow!
In the mean time check out the gallery below for some amazing, creative kids at work with their partners. It's THERMAL ENERGY at work!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post to see who's ice preserver topped them all!
We've been working with types of energy. Yesterday we read and built a graphic organizer showing types of energy.
Today we classified types and energy and examples that go along with them using a card sort! Kids did awesome with this and it will make a great study tool in their science notebooks!
If if you missed today please see me so you can get this missed work!
Tomorrow we will continue with types of energy and lead into energy transformations for next week.
Dont forget tomorrow night is the school dance from 5:30-7! Hope to see you there!
Today we started types of energy!
We read in our books on pages 104-106 about the most common types of energy and began a graphic organizer web.
If you did not finish in class it was HOMEWORK!
The types of energy are: Sound Energy, Electromagnetic Energy, Electrical Energy, Chemical Energy, Thermal Energy, and Nuclear Energy.
You need to define the type of energy, tell some ways it is used, and give examples of that type of energy.
We will be using this tomorrow in class so make sure it is completed upon arrival to class! If you were not in class today, we will catch you up tomorrow. :)
See ya tomorrow,
Today was such a fun day! We started the day with Fitness Friday in the gym. Student competed in relays across the gym. It was awesome!
In science we started a lab today investigating kinetic energy by running race cars down a ramp! It was very exciting to see all the students at work and watching them work together.
We will continue this lab on Monday, but for now, check out the "what we've been up to" tab to see some really cool pictures from today!
Have a great weekend!
This week we are focusing all about potential energy and kinetic energy? It's what makes us go, and makes the world go 'round.
Today we talked about how different amount of potential energy effect the amount of kinetic energy. Students also learned and worked on how to calculate the kinetic energy of an object.
Tomorrow or Friday we will be deepening our knowledge of kinetic energy through a lab. We will be measuring kinetic energy through race cars and a track!
Students will be bringing home the February newsletter tomorrow and it will be attached here as well.
Have a good evening!
Today we started a new unit, ENERGY! We all know we've got enough of that in class, but we'll be discussing where it comes from, and how it can be transferred from one form to another.
Be on the look out for our February newsletter. I can't believe it's almost February!!
Be sure to check the weekly schedule to see what we're up to this week and to get caught up with you've missed any days.
Lots of kids are sick so make sure you're taking your vitamins and drink lots of water!
Have a good night,
We have been finishing up a couple of assessments on making a claim and supporting with evidence and graphing.
We read about Dmitri Mendeleev and the Periodic Table. What a smart guy!
Next week we will be wrapping up with the Periodic Table of Elements and will plan for a quiz on Friday! I also plan to have grades for the atom model projects done as well, so we looking for those in SIS.
Have a good weekend!
Ms. Reilly :)
To say that I'm impressed would be an understatement! The atom projects that were brought in are FABULOUS! AMAZING!
I am so impressed by the hard work that was put in to making these atoms and so proud of each student!
Below are some pictures of the atoms that have been hung up in the room. They make my room look so cool!
We are transitioning into the Periodic Table of Elements and starting with color coding/categorizing the parts of the table. We're examining how it's arranged and how we arrange different things throughout our daily lives.
THANK YOU for your continued support for this class and allowing your children to explore and create things that are so awesome!
Happy Friday! And SNOW DAY!
I hope everyone is safe and sound inside their homes and staying warm!
Since we aren't in class today and your atom model projects will be due TUESDAY 1/17, if you have any questions please feel free to email me.
Remember, if you don't have your resource list of project packet I attached a copy of both to my post from the other day.
I'm so excited to see what these projects will look like when we get back to school! It's one of my favorites throughout the year since you all get to make it your own! You all will do great!
Be ever so safe this weekend and I will see you on Tuesday!
Ms. Reilly :)
Almost all classes got their Atom Model Project packets today! One class will get there's tomorrow.
These packets consist of directions, a description of the project, and a rubric. A resource page was also handed out for students to use.
This project is due: 1/17/17.
I have attached the packet and resource list incase any of you would like to have one to look off of with your student.
Just a reminder: You do not need to buy materials for this project. These models can be made out of anything you might have around the house! There are examples given in the packet.
You will also see below some pictures of what the models can look like!
See ya tomorrow!