Friday, October 28 – Days Until Science Fair Form T is due – 26
Objective: Collaborating with my group, we will find examples and non-examples of matter and write a working definition for the concept of cycles.
What we did in class today: We developed a definition for the concept of matter by comparing and contrasting examples and non-examples. We then demonstrated the concept of cycles with a review vocabulary circle activity.
If you missed today: Find a classmate’s notebook and copy down the information. When you have done this, show Mr. Jamsa for today’s points.
Thursday, October 27
Objective: I will keep a journal and answer analysis questions about my journey through the rock cycle.
What we did in class today: Mr. Jamsa was not there today. With Mr. Eckley, the students started their exploration of cycles by doing a rock cycle simulation and answering analysis questions about the journey.
If you missed class today: Remember that the October homework is due on Monday. Copy today’s work from a friend’s notebook into your own notebook. Show Mr. Jamsa your work for today’s points.
Wednesday, October 26
Objective: I will research and record science fair topics of interest and three facts about each topic.
What we did in class today: In the computer lab, we researched science fair topics of interest. While that was happening, Mr. Jamsa went over October homework with students, their birthday candle inquiry from yesterday, and teams examined their compost and wrote down updates and observations.
If you missed today: Make sure you record the updates from the composting inquiry in your notebook from your teammates. Look for a science fair project when you have the time.
Tuesday, October 25th
Objective: I will assess and improve my skills using the scientific method with the birthday candle inquiry.
What we did in class today: We went through another one day inquiry examining why a candle goes out when you blow on it.
If you missed class today: You will need to make an appointment after school to make up the points you lost today by today’s activity.
Monday, October 24th –
Objective: I will summarize key points from a video about erosion to help set up the erosion for next week’s erosion inquiry.
What we did today: Mr. Jamsa was not in class today. We watched a movie and filled out an answer sheet again with the hopes of learning about erosion for an experiment next week.
If you missed today: There is nothing you can make up today. Hopefully your team kept good notes for the iquiry that we are doing next week.