• 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.

     

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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!

     

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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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  • Comparing Results and Ideas

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 10/11/2019

    In the beginning of the school year, we learned that scientists present their work to the public too!  We have been presenting a lot since the school year started!  In the pictures below, our Huskies scientists were presenting their results and ideas on how does water interact with objects on its surface and ability to climb.

     

    In the next few days, we will be doing our closure activities by regrouping, sharing ideas, and come to a consensus!

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  • Water climbs?

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 10/8/2019

    Water climbs? Our Huskies scientists investigated if water climbed today!

     

    water climb  water climb

     

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  • Investigating Properties of Water

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 10/4/2019

    Hello Huskies!

     

    Last Friday, we started our investigations on water in order to determine the properties of water.  We are trying to discover the following:

    • Water’s capability to hold together
    • Water’s ability to climb
    • Water’s capability to stretch
    • Interaction with other objects on its surface

    Here we are in action!

     

    Investigating Water 1

     

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  • What we have done so far as of 9/25!

    Posted by Ruel Apostol on 9/25/2019

    Hello Huskies Parents!

     

    In the past few weeks since the beginning of the school year, I have been preparing our scientist students “how to do science”.  In 6th grade, science teachers are preparing the students on proper ways to do science. What they have learned will be skills they will be using and need throughout their middle and high school careers as well as through college if they pursue a science related degree.

    In the past days, we have learned about the following:

    • Science Lab Safety
    • Measurements in Metric
      • Science uses the Metric System
      • Measuring lengths in metric
      • Measuring volume in metric
        • The Meniscus
        • Using the Graduated Cylinder to measure liquids
        • Color Lab Activity
        • They created the colors of the rainbow using the primary colors by using precise measurements

     

    My scientist students has been practicing working in a group setting and presenting their results in class a lot!  They are doing great!

     

    Lab fun  Lab fun

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