As we start the month of May, let me remind you that by watching your student's HomeLogic account you can keep up with grades. D/F notices were sent home with students this week. ENRICHMENT activities were assigned this week and projects will begin next week.
Today we created models of animal DNA.... using twizzlers and spice drops! Students were able to manipulate base pairs and set up the base triplets. Next step, how does this pattern of 4 chemicals create so many individuals (makes me realize how much we are really alike!)
WOW! I can't believe our last quarter of the year. Environmental projects were very well done; I was impressed at the quality and the evidence of learning our students showed. I hope your student has shared our 4th quarter letter... in the letter Mr Steve Olson, a student teacher is introduced. I'm looking forward to our study of Genetics as we enter this final stretch.
Students have been diligently working on their final environmental projects. Pictures books are teaching a lesson and making me smile. The eco-friendly homes are nice enough to move into! And, the enrichment projects should inspire all to be careful with how we are using our natural resources.
7th grade science will spend these last two weeks before spring break producing a project about the environmental issues we have been learning. There are three levels of projects happening.... Enrichment: Create a static display about how humans meet their needs. Regular: Create a children's picture book teaching about how our needs impact the planet. Alternate: Design an eco-friendly house. All projects are due Friday, March 22nd.
Today we tested water from a variety of sources, including parking lot snow melt and drinking water, for the presence of a variety of chemicals and metals. Tomorrow, we will use our data to determine which water would be safe to drink!
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a super winter break. Mine was relaxing and I'm excited to start our next unit. Our next unit is Environmental Sciences... the first lessons being 6 cycles of nature. Please note as well, the 2nd quarter ends next week already; please take a moment to check into homelogic and view your students progress.
We spent today in science identifying igneous rocks. Students are now aware of the various rocks sold as 'granite' and will be watching when new countertops are put in our homes! Next step, weathering and erosion!
Dr Ken Ferrigno, grandfather to one of our 7th grade students, spent the morning sharing his geologic expertise and pieces from his fossil collection. Students were able to handle samples that are over 300 MILLION years old! Thank you Dr Ferrigno!
Lincoln Junior High