Science

Science Project Worktime

February 9, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009 Dear Parents, As you know our Science Projects will be due next Friday, February 20. In an effort to support our students in completing high quality projects on time, I am allowing the students to stay until 4pm on this Wednesday (February 11) and Thursday (February 12). During this project time, […]

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We Have a Class Newt!

February 5, 2009

Today I surprised the class with a newt. The students were so excited and full of questions about our new class pet. Our newt doesn’t have a name yet…but I’m sure I will be able to report a new name tomorrow. Here a few photos. Here we are putting soil into the terrarium.   Here […]

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Photosynthesis Poster

February 5, 2009

Here is a “Velcro Poster” that I made as an example of what I expect the students to make. I call this a “velcro poster” because all the pieces of the poster are attached with velcro. This makes a great teaching and learning tool. Our “teachers” will “build”” the poster in front of their students […]

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Science Project Calendar and Q & A

February 4, 2009

Part of the learning that accompanies the Science Project students are working on is: Learning how to work on a big project by breaking it into smaller chunks and, Learning how to meet a deadline that is a ways off in the future (with a big project you can’t just put it off until the […]

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“Living Things” Science Projects

January 28, 2009

In class we are on week two of a large project.   Last week the students were divided into groups of 5 or 6 and given a series of products they need to create.  Some of these products involve computers and video cameras, some involve music, art, drama or photography.  All the projects involve many, […]

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How to Search Flickr.com for Pictures

January 27, 2009

One great site for pictures is flickr.com.  flickr.com has a way to search for pictures that photographers allow you to use for your work as long as you give them credit.  This is called a Creative Commons Attribution License. When you go to flickr.com, make sure you do an advanced search.  In the Advanced Search, […]

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California Outline Maps

January 27, 2009

For our science slideshows, you need to identify where in California your biome and ecosystem are and show that information graphically on a map.  I have found a helpful site with lots of different kinds of California maps.  The maps that will be most helpful to you are “outline maps” or the maps with only […]

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Copyright Information for Science Projects

January 26, 2009

In class we have started our science projects.  Our students are creating books, slideshows, and videos they will use to teach other Pioneer students about Living Things, including photosynthesis, food webs, food chains, biomes and endangered species.  We are using books and the internet to research.  As we research we are learning a lot about […]

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