Tuesday, September 20, 2016

During the first week of school, the 5th and 6th graders were engaged in completing an engineering design task. The 5th graders had to build a boat that could hold 25 pennies for 10 seconds from a list of materials that was provided. The 6th graders had the task of building a car from provided materials that would move on its own across a table.

From the engineering tasks, we moved onto some science experiments with M&Ms. Students investigated some of the physical properties including how fast the colors dissolved in water, what happened when two or more colors were dissolved at the same time and how temperature effected the rate of dissolving.

Last week, students explored their world (literally)by using different types of maps.  Atlases and globes were included in these activities. And the 6th graders began their first Roving Reporter assignment.

The 5th graders are now studying ecosystems. And the 6th graders are getting ready for their week long adventure participating in a unit called the Web of Life at the national park.