It has been a big “push” to get these experiments done for the Science Fair this week. Students were busy thinking about the scientific process and completing their posters and slide shows. We are the only 6th grade classes entering the event this year!! Special thanks to parents that helped out.
Different forms of energy are all around us and our topic of Science. Sound waves are used by animals to see and hunt. We listened to then wrote our opinions about which organism has a better ultrasound system.
You can listen to the postcast here.
We are now learning how energy moves within Earth´s systems.
The current unit is about energy. Our phenomena for this guiding question was the sounds created from a needle and a vinyl record. We concluded that a sound source, waves, and an ear were necessary to experience this phenomena. We are looking into other sound sources and other ways that energy is transferred.
We had to grind up the shells before pouring vinegar into the bowl. We saw bubbles and heard a fizzing noise. The stored carbon in the shell was released and bonded with oxygen to form carbon dioxide gas.
We have been busy learning measurement. Students had to convert milligrams, centimeters and meters. Their homework on 9/5 is to review the lab.
We are looking forward to another great year at Taylor! The first week students will be introduced to group roles, think-pair share partners and lots of problem solving. Please remember to bring two notebooks (Math & Science), folders, kleenex, pencils, and pens.