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    Elementary Chemistry and Physics

    Science Fair I am so proud of everyone’s accomplishments in our Science Fair! You all did awesome! Congratulations on a job well done! Please hang on to your boards. I need to check with the end-of-the-year program coordinator to see if there will be room to display all of them. I know there were some of our families who couldn’t make it to the science fair. So this would give them an opportunity to see the displays. If space is an issue for the end-of-the-year program, we may display the top three from each age category. We will simplify matters and ONLY bring the boards. There are too many delicate,…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Elementary Chemistry and Physics

    Science Fair – THIS FRIDAY!   For this week: 1. Finish the board if that hasn’t been completed. 2. Prepare and practice your presentation for the judges. In class Friday, we discussed some guidelines for the presentation. It would be helpful to review this sheet in their folder. I tried to stress a few things . . . This is a short presentation. Do not retell everything you did. Just the highlights. Do not introduce yourself (you’ll be given a number). As you are speaking, refer to and point to your board and display. Notecards are allowed, if you need them. Plan for a 1 1/2 minute presentation, then about…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Elementary Chemistry and Physics

    Science Fair Project   This week all experiments should be finished up and the process of putting information on the board should begin. We discussed the process of preparing the board in class Friday. On the last page of the science fair folder, there is a checklist to follow for the board. Your board doesn’t have to look exactly like the picture, but it does need to flow in order of the scientific method. I stressed for them to be sure to write neat and the appropriate size where it can be read easily. We will have some judges from local colleges, so we’d like to make a good impression!…

  • 3rd-6th Science,  No Category

    Elementary Physics and Chemistry

    Just in case you aren’t getting my emails, here’s the assignments for the next week: Science Fair Project If you haven’t finished reading about your project, finish that up this week. Most of your time this week should be spent on the experiment portion of the project. After the experiments are completed, information should be filled out for the Data Analysis and Conclusion pages in your science fair folder. Be sure to remember to bring the science fair folder Friday. I will be checking them during lunch. Next week, we will begin putting all the information on the tri-fold board. So, if you do not have the board, be sure…

  • 3rd-6th Science,  No Category

    Chemistry and Physics, 3rd – 6th grade

    Reading Begin reading Electrifying our World. We will have a special speaker, Derek McGill, teaching our class. With this being his area of expertise, I believe this Friday will be a very interesting class! It would be great if the kids have some previous knowledge before his presentation on Friday. So, feel free to read the entire chapter, if you’d like. Science Fair For this week, our goal is to begin gathering your resources and request any library books you may need. We need to have everything together by the start date in two weeks (meaning a question, resources, and supplies). I would like for them to read about their…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Elementary Chemistry and Physics

    Some aren’t getting my emails. So, here’s what I emailed everyone for this week.   Reading Begin the Thermal Energy chapter. Science Fair –  Date: April 5 This week in class, we will begin discussing the scientific method: Question, Hypothesis, Procedure, Data, Conclusion. Please read over the first part, “Question” with your child (see below). I want to make sure they really understand this concept as they develop a project for the science fair. For those who have already decided a topic, please come to class ready to share your “Question.” For those who haven’t decided a topic, this guidance in developing a question may be helpful. For the undecided,…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Elementary Chemistry and Physics

    Your child should have a letter and a syllabus from me. Since everything is listed on the syllabus, I will not be posting assignments here. If there are any updates or changes, I plan to email. You should have received an email from me already. If you did not, let me know. Thanks! Week Date Chapter Reading Home Assignments 1 8/13  – 8/17 Chemistry and Physics Matter Pages 15 – 21 Try This, p.20* 2 8/20 – 8/24 Chemistry and Physics Matter Finish the chapter Try This, p.22 Try This, p.25 Try This, p.26 3 8/27 – 8/31 Moving Matter Pages 30 – 35 Take Quiz 1 Try This, p.32…

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    Land Animals

    Practice your part for the program. Some are still having to think about what they are going to say. I sent home the extra pages from the book that we did not have time for. These are totally optional, for those who like filling them out. They can bring them Friday to add to the Science binder. We’ve had a great year! I have so enjoyed your children. Have a wonderful summer! Kristen

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Land Animals

    For this week, finish reading the Gastropods and Worms chapter. Also, please practice your parts for the program. This past Friday, there were a few who didn’t know what they were going to say. Most could tell me a couple sentences on the spot. However, it would be better to be fully prepared on that day, so there’s not stalling to think of something to say. The syllabus says there’s a field trip this Friday, but there is not. That field trip was the Celebrate Wildlife Day at the Natchez Trace that got moved up. Sorry for any confusion.

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    Land Animals

    Gastropods and Worms Please begin reading our last chapter! And, of course, since it’s spring, go out and find some worms to bring to class Friday!! Fun!! Fun!!  We’ll be comparing our worms to see if we all found the same kind or different kinds. End of the Year Program On Friday, we discussed the end-of-the-year program. Each student needs to be prepared to say 2-5 sentences: “One of my favorite animals we learned about is the _________. The reason it is my favorite is _______________ .” Some have asked to read from a paragraph we wrote in class about our special presentations. Either option is fine with me. Since we’ll…