• Helpful Tips for Distance Learning!

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 4/3/2020

    Tips DIstance Learning

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  • How do breezes work?

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 2/23/2020

    In the past weeks, we have been learning about light, light's radiant energy, and how the sun affects our atmosphere.  Last week, we tried to figure out how do breezes work using all our previous knowledge since the beginning of the school year.

     

    We recorded and graphed our data for the following set up:

    color  dirt vs water

     

    Here are our presentation whiteboards:

     

    How do breezes work

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  • Water Lesson Unit is done!

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 1/16/2020

    We finished learning what we needed to learn about water last week! We ended it with a "Model So Far" presentation. The students presented what they have laerned on their whiteboards. They talked about what the particles look like in solid, liquid, and gas form. They also explained what happens to the particles when evaporation and condensation happens.


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    We started learning about the Earth Systems this week: Sun, Biosphere, Geosphere, Hydrosphere, and Atmosphere.

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  • Warming up, drying up, and cooling off before winter break?

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 12/20/2019

    Hello everyone!

     

    We have concluded Unit 1.3 1.3 States of Water (Matter).  We have learned about evaporation and condensation on a particle level.  We have done some experiments in order to understand these concepts better in a molecular level.  We also learned about Energy Transfer.  They were connect this learning when we learn about conduction and weather when we come back after break.

    Merry Christmas! Hanukkah Sameach! Feliz Navidad! Wesołych świąt Bożego Narodzenia! Natal Mubarak! Maligayang Pasko! or simply... HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!... Or, whicever way you celebrate the winter break!

    Enjoy!

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  • States of Water/Matter

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 12/5/2019

    Hello Huskies!

    We are currentl on Unit 1.3 States of Water.  We are going to be learning about the following:

    • Explain the macroscopic properties of solids, liquids and gases using the particle model of matter.
    • Relate observations regarding the addition of energy by warming to increased particle motion.
    • Observe and explain that energy can be transferred into a liquid from warmer surroundings, causing its particles to speed up and break away to become a gas (evaporation).
    • Observe and explain that when gas particles transfer their energy to cooler surroundings, they may slow down enough that their attraction to one another causes them to become a liquid (condensation).
    • Observe and explain that when the particles of a liquid transfer their energy to something cooler, they slow down enough that their attractions cause them to arrange themselves into fixed positions as a solid (freezing).
    • Observe and explain that when the particles of a solid speed up enough that the motion overcomes their attraction to one another, the particles can move past each other to become a liquid (melting).

    We are in the process of concluding Activity 1 - "Heating Up".  We are learning how heat is being transferred from one material to another.

     

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  • Concluding Quiz on Friday (11/8)

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 11/6/2019

    Hello Huskies!

     

    We have finally concluded Lesson Unit 1.1 Describing Water (Matter)!  We will be having a summative assessment (quiz) on Friday, Nov. 8th.  To prepare, they may take home their science binder and/or study the reviewer posted in our Google Classroom.  Each time we end a lesson, we do the customary graded Model So Far journal entry.


    I gave out the following questions to guide them in writing their journal entry:

    • Describe what does each of the vocab words mean.
      - Attract, repel, adhesion, cohesion, surface tension, capillary action
    • How does water behave when it is with other water? Other liquids?
    • How does it behave when it comes into contact with soap?
    • How does it behave when it comes into contact with materials like: wax paper? Paper towel?
    • Compare and contrast the properties of the 4 liquids?
      -Hold together
      -Stretch
      -Interact with objects on its surface
      -Climb
    • What else do you think is important?
    • Use diagrams, pictures, and words to demonstrate what you understand.

     

    Go Huskies! Go Vikings!

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  • Do all LIQUIDS behave like water?

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 10/29/2019

    Hello Huskies Scientist Padawans!

     

    After exploring and learning about the properties of water, we are now looking at the other liquids: soapy water, oil, and alcohol.  We explored their properties in order to learn more about water.  We placed a drop of each liquid on a ramp lined with wax paper so we can observe how it slides down.  We investigated their respective adhesive forces to the wax paper and cohesive forces to itself.

     

    Here they are preparing their presentations!

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  • Exploring Liquids!

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 10/24/2019

    We have started Unit 1.1 Act 2 - Exploring Liquids last Monday!

     

    We have previously learned the 4 properties of water in Act 1:

    1. Ability to hold together (cohesion)
    2. Ability to stretch (cohesions)
    3. Ability to interact with objects on its surface (surface tension)
    4. Ability to climb (capillary action)

    In Act 2, we used plain water, soapy water, alcohol, and oil.  We are going to explore if these liquids behave like water.  We compared the height of the drop of each liquid and observed which made the highest.  We validated the data by putting in 50 drops of each liquid into graduated cylinder to measure the volume.  We will be whiteboarding our ideas and explanations.

     

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    We are going to have more fun in exploring in the next few days!

     

    Go Huskies! Go Vikings!

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  • Familiarizing With New Science Vocabulary Words!

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 10/18/2019

    In science, we have finally completed our first lesson unit on "Investigating Water". They have learned 4 properties:

    • Ability to hold together
    • Ability to stay together (stretch)
    • Ability to interact with objects on its surface
    • Ability to climb

     

    Our investigations yielded learning/understanding 6 news science vocabulary words:

    1. Attract - pull
    2. Repel - push
    3. Cohesion - attaching to the same material
    4. Adhesion - attaching to a different material
    5. Surface Tension - holding things on the surface
    6. Capillary Action - water's ability to climb

    These would be great discussion topics over a family dinner!

    Thanks!

    Here they are practicing using their new words!

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  • Water Investigations Closure

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 10/16/2019

    Hello Huskies Scientists!

     

    We have concluded Unit 1.1 Properties of Water - Activity 1- Investigating Water today!

    We have investigated the following:

    • water’s capability to hold together
    • water’s ability to stretch
    • water interacts with objects at its surface
    • water’s capability to climb

    We have made a consensus that all of the above is true!

    We will be moving on to Activity 2 - Exploring Liquids in the following days.

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