Science Test Alert

Dear Students and Families,

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, you will be taking a test about the following topics:

  • classify what is living, nonliving, and dead
  • the definition of a cell

A test alert with a study guide was sent home today with students.  To review, watching the Science Court video may help you remember the material.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you!

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Science Court Video 

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Science Test Alert

Dear Students and Families,

I just wanted to send a friendly reminder that there will be a science test on Wednesday, January 10th.  Test Alerts and Study Guides were sent home on Wednesday.  If you sign and return the test alert, you will receive 5 extra points on your test.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Science New

Hi Students and Families,

Students have been working very hard using the engineering design process to design a drop package that will safely transport two eggs.  They have investigated what others have done using chrome books to conduct their research.  They have also conducted some tests on hard casing (the outside package), soft padding (the filling to protect packages), and parachute design.  Students have imagined different designs and shared them in teams to develop one design to use.

Tomorrow students will be creating their drop package.  While I have some materials, it would be greatly appreciated if students could also bring some materials from home.  Tape (scotch, masking, duct) and soft padding (bubble wrap, cotton balls, etc) are common items the students use.  If you have any extra you would like to donate, that would be very helpful.  Thank you!

New Science Notebook Request

Dear Students and Families,

Next week we will be finishing up our science unit on heat transfer.  We will then begin learning about ecosystems.  Many students’ science notebooks are filled, really worn, or missing.  I am requesting that every student have a new notebook by Friday, March 10th.  I highly recommend a composition notebook because it is very durable and can be found at dollar stores.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.  Thank you so much!

-Mrs. Rubera