Science / Math / STEM - 03.30.2020 - Monday -
Good morning! In the core classes of science and math we are moving forward with the lessons. In science, today, I’ll post a recap of what should be in our third trimester science notebooks.
On a personal note; this stay-at-home time isn’t like any time before when we’ve been away from school for air quality issues or bad weather. Today happens to be the birthday of our own sixth grader and , as I watch him and help him with his own assignments from school, I’m mindful that students need to move forward with their studies while balancing the realities that this virus has brought to our community. The science and math lessons are moving ahead with the curriculum while not overloading students at a time that can be stressful. We’ve certainly experienced the strange, new reality of masks, social distancing, and trying to keep in touch with friends and family who need support and connection.
In science we’re using the McGraw / Hill curriculum but adapted so that students can check things out from home. This week we’ll be looking at flowers! It’s Spring and flowers should be out in abundance and - as we study the cycles that make life possible here on Earth - we can use flowers as a way to talk about traits, life’s adaptations to land, evolution, and how all of this related to what is happening right now in our world.
A few links and a check in for the day.
- Here’s the link for attendance.
II. Link for “One min science” - Videos that recap and introduce some of our class concepts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOaIbKmeQwE
III. Link for current events - CNN 10 - https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
IV. Link for Google Blog - http://www.pacificascience.org/