Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Home Stretch

Welcome to the 4th quarter Mad Scientist. We are in the home stretch of the year. 5th grade is currently working with concentrations and 6th grade is out in space somewhere. Check out the vocabulary words and their notebooks for more information.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What's the Matter?

Hola Mad Scientist! We are working with matter here. In this section of the unit we are focusing on the three states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas), and how they change. We are also talking about solubility, or the ability for something to dissolve. Stay tune to Class Dojo to see some videos and other notes too. Don't forget to check SchoolMax weekly!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mixing it Up!

Hello Mad Scientist!
We are all moving into the chemistry unit of science. The next few weeks we will all be on the same topic of mixtures and solutions for 5th and 6th grade before we branch off. Be on the look out for videos and pictures on Class Dojo.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

3rd Quarter is Here!!!

Welcome to the 3rd quarter scientist!
In 5th grade, we are rounding up our energy study by covering light. We are learning about how light works and how we see colors.
In 6th grade we are studying adaptations. Organisms change over time, and look different from their predecessors. They change based upon their environment.

The 3rd quarter is also the testing quarter. We are testing almost weekly. Please make sure that your students have good night sleeps and  hearty breakfast. As always continue to check School Max and message us with any concerns.

Friday, December 1, 2017

STEM IS HERE!!!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year.....STEM TIME. This year, there is no journal, but a printout has been provided to the students. I've only printed the first few pages and will provide the rest as they become due. I will also provide a link to the book too, although we know none of our wonderful students would ever lose their papers 😁.

Link: STEM Fair

Here are the due dates:
Question: 12/4
Prediction: 12/6
Variables: 12/8
Materials & Procedures: 12/11
Data Collection Tool: 12/18
Graph & Written Results: 1/2
Conclusion: 1/8
Research Paper & Board: 1/16

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Attracting Life!

Hello my Mad Scientist!
We are attracting life in science here! Well it's not quite what you think it is.

5th grade: We are focusing on magnets and their ability to ATTRACT and repel objects

6th grade: We are starting a study on living vs. non-living things. What gives something LIFE.

See, attracting life. Keep a look out on Class Dojo for videos of activities we are doing in class.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5th is electric and 6th is so rocky

Hello Mad Scientist! Things are about to get electric for 5th grade *boogie woogie woogie*
We have just zapped into the energy unit in science. The first couple of lessons are on how electrical energy travels. It need a circuit to go through. Get ready for some shocking videos soon.
The kiddos also have a homework assignment due on Monday. They are to log on to Fossweb.com and read "Edison Sees the Light." (Pg. 3-7) There are three questions on page 7 that need to be answered and turned in by Monday (but early submissions are always welcomed). Below is the log in information again.

Fossweb.com (Click on Class Login)
email address(Username): imagineconnelly
Password: imagineandrews      (no caps and no spaces)
Click on the Energy book (it says 4th grade, but don't worry about that), then on student ebook.

For 6th grade we are still in the geology unit working on weathering and erosion. We have learned that erosion is always happening, but it's noticeable affects can take years, decades, centuries, or more to see. We completed an experiment that sped up the process of erosion to showcase how canyons were made.  As always, continue to check School Max and contact us if you need anything.